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Title: The Parkman Dexter Howe Library
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Creator: Howe, Parkman Dexter, d. 1980
Ives, Sidney
Rheault, Charles A
Goodspeed, George T
Stoddard, Roger E
Borst, Raymond R
Myerson, Joel
O'Neal, David L
O'Neal, Mary T
MacDonnell, Kevin B
Baum, Rosalie Murphy
Pickard, John B
Tanselle, G. Thomas ( George Thomas ), 1934-
Crane, Joan St. C
Lancaster, John, 1943-
Hurff, Carmen Russell
Tilton, Eleanor Marguerite, 1913-
Winship, Michael
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    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Half Title
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    Title Page
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    Editorial board
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        Preface
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        Dedication
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        Table of Contents
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        Foreword
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        The James Russell Lowell collection
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    A descriptive catalogue of the Amy Lowell collection
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        Dedication
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        Table of Contents
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        Foreword
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        The Amy Lowell collection
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            Manuscript
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        Index: Provenances
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        Index: Authors and titles
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    Back Cover
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Full Text





















JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL


AMY LOWELL


THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA















THE
PARKMAN DEXTER HOWE
LIBRARY

















IN PREPARATION


Oliver Wendell Holmes, by Eleanor M. Tilton; Edna St.
Vincent Millay, by Ruth Mortimer; Harriet Beecher Stowe,
by Michael Winship.
OTHERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

IN PRINT

Part I: Early New England, by Roger E. Stoddard; Part
II: Henry David Thoreau, by Raymond R. Borst, Ralph
Waldo Emerson, by Joel Myerson; Part III: Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow, David and Mary O'Neal, Richard
Henry Dana, Jr., by Kevin MacDonnell, Sarah Ome Jew-
ett, by Rosalie Murphy Baum; Part IV: William Cullen
Bryant, by Motley F. Deakin, Emily Dickinson, by Joel
Myerson, Edwin Arlington Robinson, by A. Carl Bredahl;
Part V: John Greenleaf Whittier, by John Benedict Pick-
ard; Part VI: Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville,
by G. Thomas Tanselle; Part VII: Thomas Bailey
Aldrich, by Roger E. Stoddard, Louise Imogen Guiney, by
Joan St. C. Crane, Robert Frost, byJohn Lancaster.

Catalogues may be ordered by subscription or
individually from The Howe Library, C/o Rare Books &
Manuscripts, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611










The

Parkman Dexter Howe

Library

PART VIII
SIDNEY IVES
GENERAL EDITOR

The James Russell Lowell Collection
Kevin B. MacDonnell

The Amy Lowell Collection
Carmen Russell Hurff





THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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EDITORIAL BOARD

THE PARKMAN DEXTER HOWE LIBRARY
THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Raymond Gay-Crosier, Chairman; Professor of French
Alistair M. Duckworth, Professor of English

Sidney Ives, University Librarian for Rare Books & Manuscripts










OF COUNSEL

John Lancaster, Special Collections, Archives, Amherst College
Ruth Mortimer, Rare Books, Smith College
Roger E. Stoddard, The Houghton Library, Harvard University
Michael Winship, Editor, Bibliography ofAmerican Literature




LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA
(Revised for vol. 8)
The Parkman Dexter Howe Library.
Maps on lining papers.
Includes indexes.
Contents: pt. I. the collector and the collections / Charles A. Rheault, George T. Goodspeed,
Parkman Dexter Howe. A descriptive catalogue of the early New England books / Roger E.
Stoddard-pt. 2. The Henry David Thoreau collection / Raymond R. Borst. The Ralph Waldo
Emerson collection / Joel Myerson-pt. 6. The Nathaniel Hawthorne collection. The Herman
Melville collection / G. Thomas Tanselle.-pt. 7. The Thomas Bailey Aldrich collection / Roger
E. Stoddard. The Louise Imogen Guiney collection /Joan St. C. Crane. The Robert Frost col-
lection /John Lancaster.
I. American literature-New England-Bibliography-Catalogs. 2. University of Florida. Dept.
of Rare Books and Manuscripts-Catalogs. 3. Howe, Parkman Dexter, d. 1980-Library-Cata-
logs. I. Howe, Parkman Dexter, d. 1980. II. Ives, Sidney. III. University of Florida.
Z1251.EIP37 1983 [PS243] oi6.8i'o8'0974 84-8702


0 1992 The University of Florida All rights reserved















EDITOR'S PREFACE




W ITH the publication of the eighth volume of the Howe Library
catalogues we are nearing the end of this substantial project
which began in 1980 with the purchase of Mr. Parkman Dexter Howe's
collections. The last of our major authors, Oliver Wendell Holmes, is in
the hands of another distinguished scholar, Eleanor Tilton of Barnard
College. When that is completed, several smaller but remarkable sec-
tions of the library (books and manuscripts of Henry Adams, for exam-
ple) will make up the tenth and final volume.
Over the years we have lost some of our good friends:John Alden was
among the original counsellors who planned this series; Prof. T. Walter
Herbert served on the publications board; Arthur Houghton lent great
support when it was most needed; and Mr. Howe's friend and fellow col-
lector, Clifton Waller Barrett, leaves the University of Virginia uniquely
rich in American literature. On the other hand, George T. Goodspeed,
who has given librarians and collectors so much help and advice, and
supplied them with so many books, recently celebrated in the shop on
Beacon Street his 88th birthday. Personnel changes at the University of
Florida include the retirements of President Robert Q. Marston, head
and hero of our fund-raising, and that of the present editor, who is ably
replaced by Mrs. Carmen Russell Hurff as curator of the university's
rare books.
Further support has been given by The Howe Society, our friends
group which began a long and productive growth under the presidency
of George Eidson, Esq., Orlando, in 1981; other presidents have been
Mrs. Robert Murphy of Orlando and William M. Goza, Esq., Mrs.
Allen DeLaney and HuntleyJohnson, Esq., of Gainesville. In addition to









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paying our publication costs, members have made significant contribu-
tions to the collections, as inJRL MS 8, 13, 17, and most recently a ma-
jor desideratum of our Early New England section, the first printing of
John Smith's Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles,
London, 1624 (STC 22790). The society and its annual dinner are a ral-
lying point for scholars and friends of the university.
Many of Mr. Howe's books and ephemera were consulted over the
years by the late Jacob Blanck in compiling the monumental Bibliography
of American Literature, recently completed by Michael Winship. Professor
Winship, now at the University of Texas, is preparing descriptions of our
Harriet Beecher Stowe collection, which will be part of the final volume.
The present catalogue lists a number of unique printings, as inJRL 198
and 199, cited in BAL, and the university has been honored by an invi-
tation to be a sponsor of the forthcoming BAL celebration at Harvard
University.
Kevin MacDonnell's details of the publishers' bindings on James Rus-
sell Lowell's books will be valued by collectors and other booksellers, and
his notes of provenance (as in the Chamberlain-Wakeman-Bemis copy
ofJRL 31) continue this important historical element of the catalogues.
The student or browser will find such nuggets as the attribution of the
Baxter print inJRL 35 and the identification of E. H. Bierstadt inJRL
41. The world of scholarship is indebted to Mr. MacDonnell for the spe-
cial expertise and original thought he brings to his work: in the United
States alone, more than Ioo libraries subscribe to this series.
Throughout these publications the authors and the editor have de-
pended on the talents and indefatigable industry, general and technical,
of Carmen Hurff, and she has now added a public demonstration of her
work in the description of the Amy Lowell collection. It will speak for itself,
whereas her skills as computer technologist, proofreader, researcher, and
indexer are lights under bushels.
In addition to James Russell and Amy, the University of Florida li-
braries contain the works of Robert Traill Spence Lowell, from the first
printing of The New Priest in Conception Bay, 1858, and a nearly complete run
of the books and ephemera of our contemporary Robert Lowell; like many,
The Land of Unlikeness, Cummington Press, 1944, was a gift of the Howe So-
ciety.









JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL VII


It should be noted that the facsimiles (Jake Blanck's "fake smiles") in
this volume are first editions of the poems. The index was compiled by
Mrs. Hurffand the editor, to the latter of whom all blame should go.
SIDNEY IVES
General Editor
The Howe Library

















Dedicated to
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Goza
whose gift in memory of
William M. Goza, Sr.
and Edna Webb Goza
made possible the
purchase of the
James Russell Lowell Collection












CONTENTS




Foreword 7

The James Russell Lowell Collection 11
Manuscripts 74
Ana 81

Indices
Provenances 88
Authors and Titles 91



ILLUSTRATIONS


PLATES I-II: Holograph notes and sketches from Lowell's 66-69
college textbook (JRL ANA 4)
PLATES III-Iv: Holograph sonnets to Maria White 70-71
(JRL MS 3 and MS 5)
PLATE V: First page of manuscript "A MooseheadJournal" 72
(JRL MS 7)
PLATE VI: Holograph poem to Lowell's nephew (JRL MS 9) 73















FOREWORD




AMES RUSSELL LOWELL deserves to be remembered for
more than meddling with an essay Thoreau submitted to The Atlantic
Monthly, or for his razzing of Thoreau (in A Fablefor Critics, 1848) over his
imitations of Emerson's philosophy and mannerisms. Behind his conser-
vative Victorian exterior, Lowell was a man who had as varied a career
as any of his contemporaries: he was a student whose irreverence got
him rusticated to Concord, an idealistic young lawyer, ardent romantic,
passionate abolitionist, erudite scholar, successful diplomat, humorist,
lecturer, satirist, poet, essayist, respected professor, and influential edi-
tor. His private life reflected the extremes of human emotion. His first
wife's death triggered a depression that bordered on the suicidal; his
public persona in later years came to represent all that was calm, sober,
respectable and serene in Victorian America.
Parkman Howe's Lowell collection overflows with evidence of every
aspect of Lowell's public and private life and his multiple careers. The
courtship books he and Maria White read together while falling in love
will inspire sentimental memories in anyone who has felt the first flush of
love; the pathetic inscriptions he added after her death still have the
power to transport the modern reader into the depths of his isolation
and grief.
On the happier side, a fresh reading of A Fable for Critics will never fail
to amuse. Maria Lowell's sonnets in Poems (1855) will cause the reader to
pause and reflect on what she might have written had she lived as long as
her friend Elizabeth Barrett Browning. A late-night perusal of Lowell's
diplomatic correspondence of the i88os will cure insomnia.
This cataloguer's first encounter with Lowell's writings was a reading









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of The Biglow Papers (1848) at the age of fifteen, with the result that only in
Texas was any teenager in 1968 quotingJames Russell Lowell in protest
of the Vietnam War; favorite lines are vividly, if imperfectly, quotable
from memory:
Ez fer war I call it murder;
There you have it plain an' flat.
And you ain't got to go no further,
than yore Testyment fer that!
Taint yore eppyletts and feathers,
make the thing a grain more right.
Taint a' follerin' yore bell-wethers,
will excuse ye in His sight!
Ef you take a sword an' draw it,
an' go stick a feller through,
Guv'ment ain't to answer fer it;
God'll send the bill to you!
Lowell wrote these lines more than a decade before his three favorite
nephews met their deaths on the battlefields of the Civil War.
The history of the cataloging of this collection is worth recording.
Work began in 1983 along with the Richard Henry Dana books (pub-
lished in Part III, 1986) and proceeded smoothly; by the end of 1985 the
task was half finished. On Christmas Eve, 1985, fire struck the Jenkins
Company, the rare book firm where the cataloguer then worked and
kept his Lowell reference books and working notes; the books were lost
and the working notes and cards were badly damaged.*
The cataloguer subsequently quit that firm to establish his own busi-
ness, a time-consuming venture that further delayed resumption of work
on the collection. The reference books were replaced one at a time, and
notes were reconstructed, often from crumbling soot-covered fragments
of paper, each a smelly reminder of their brush with fire. By October,

*This fourth of five fires in John Jenkins's career was partially explored by
Calvin Trillin in "American Chronicles, Knowing Johnny Jenkins" (The New
Yorker, October 30, 1989, pp. 79-97), and by W. T. Taylor in Texfake, An Account
of the Theft and Forgery of Early Texas Printed Documents (Austin, 1991).









JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL 9

1991, the work was complete. The first half of the work took less than two
years; the second half took more than three times as long with more than
thrice the effort.
Through the years, Sidney Ives's and Carmen Hurff's steadfast en-
couragement, tactful prodding, and goodwill have taken the sting out of
the difficult periods and added pleasure to the good times. Besides
thanking them for that, I stand in awe of their almost other-worldly
patience.
K.M.D.
















JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL




JRL 1 Harvard University. A Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Har-
vard University for the Academic rear 1836-7. Cambridge, 1836.
Original pale gray-green printed wrappers. Lowell is listed at page 16 as a
member of the Junior Class.
Front wrapper inscribed in ink: "Joshua L. Newhall, with respects of T. B.
Newhall." The latter was a senior in the law school.

JRL 2 Harvard University. Order of Performances for Exhibition, Tuesday,
October 17, 1837. Cambridge, 1837.
Sheet folded to 4 pp., as issued; disbound and trimmed.
Lowell participated in the fourth performance, with Nicholas Arthur Clarke
and William Ezra Worthen,entitled "A Conference. 'Ancient Epics considered
as Pictures of Manners, as Proofs of Genius, or as Sources of Entertainment.'"
Accompanied by a photostat of Lowell's portion of the original manuscript,
now at Harvard.

JRL 3 Harvardiana. Vol. IV, Nos. I-X. September, 1837-July, 1838.
Cambridge, 1837-38.
Original tan printed wrappers. As usual with sets of this magazine, the issues
vary in size; numbers 3-6 are trimmed.
Edited by Lowell with Nathan Hale,Jr., Charles W. Scates, Rufus King, and
G. W. Lippitt. Lowell was editor only for volume IV, and contributed twenty-
four pieces, eleven of which were prose. The poems were collected in Uncollected
Poems (1950). Edward Everett Hale states in his life of Lowell that the circulation
of this magazine probably never exceeded 300.
Ink initials on No. II: "G.W.F." Bookplate of Carroll Atwood Wilson.









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JRL 4 Harvard University. Valedictory Exercises of the Senior Class of1838.
Tuesday, July 17, 1838. [Cambridge, 1838]
Broadside, 28 x 19 cm. Lowell is listed fourth on the program: "Poem. By
James R. Lowell Boston." An asterisk is appended with reference to a footnote:
"On account of the absence of the Poet the Poem will be omitted."
Much has been said of Lowell's rustication to Concord, usually with dark
hints of what he had done to deserve it. Some of his violations of college rules
included wearing a hat in chapel, wearing an improper brown coat on Sunday
instead of black, and failing to turn in themes on time. These infractions accu-
mulated and Lowell's stubborn refusal to modify his behavior resulted in the
punishment which also has seldom been specified: he was to study Locke's
Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Mackintosh's Review of Ethical Philosophy
under the direction of Concord minister Barzillai Frost. Lowell enjoyed, even
thrived, on the misery of his rustication, and amused himself and others with
frequent reports of life in the provinces.

JRL 5 Class Poem. [Cambridge] 1838.
BAL 13036. Original tan printed wrappers.
Lowell's rustication conflicted with the tradition of the class poet's reciting
the class poem on Class Day; as a result this pamphlet was printed, the cost met
by a class subscription. It was his first separate publication.
Inscribed on the front wrapper by one of the subscribers, a classmate of
Lowell, William Aspinwall: "Will. Aspinwall" and "By James R. Lowell."

JRL 6 The Dial. A Magazine for Literature, Philosophy and Religion. July,
I840-April, 1844. 4 vols. Boston, I840-44.
Full crimson morocco, gilt, by R. W. Smith. Index.
Lowell contributed poems to three early issues: "To a Voice Heard in
Mount Auburn, July, 1839" (January, 1841, p. 366), "To Die is Gain" (July,
1841, p. 129), "Only as Thou Herein Canst Not See Me" (January, 1841, p.
358). The first poem was collected in A Year's Life (1841); the others in Uncollected
Poems (1950).
Flyleaves of volumes II-IV are inscribed: "Florence Bagley from William
Ellery Channing." Channing (1818-1901) received his first praise in the pages of
The Dial, in Emerson's article on his poetry. He soon moved to Concord and
was later chided by Lowell in A Fable for Critics for being one of those who
raided Emerson's literary "orchard."









JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL 13

JRL 7 A Tear's Life Boston, 1841.
BAL I3037. Original buffboards, label; exclamation point present at p. 41.9; no
errata slip present; label mounted at head of spine; and half-title preceding the
title-page. Copies are known with the label affixed an inch from the top of the
spine, and a copy is recorded with the half-title following the dedication page.
Lowell's first book. The author anticipated an edition of 4oo copies, but later
expressed disappointment just months after publication when only 300 copies
had been sold, so the edition may have been somewhat larger. There was no
demand for a second edition (see Scudder, I, pp. 93-94).
Ink signature on the front endpaper: "W. H. Cudworth."

JRL 8 Order of Services at the Dedication of the New Church, Erected by the
Congregational Society, in Watertown, August3, 1842.
[Boston, 1841]
BAL 13040. Broadside.
The fourth event listed in the program is "Original Hymn, by James R.
Lowell, Esq."; collected in Uncollected Poems (1950). An extremely rare broadside.
Livingston located only one copy in a private collection; there were no copies in
the Chamberlain, Wakeman, or Wilson collections, and BAL locates only this
and another at the Huntington Library.

JRL 9 Nathan Hale,Jr., ed. The Boston Miscellany of Literature and Fash-
ion. Volumes I and II. January-December, 1842. Boston, 1842.
Contemporary half leather and marbled boards, rebacked.
Contains the first printing of twelve poems and seven prose pieces. The po-
ems were collected in Uncollected Poems (1950).
Pencil signature on flyleaf: "E. P. Somerby, Boston."

JRL 10 The United States Magazine and Democratic Review. October, 1842.
New York, 1842.
Contains the first printing of "An Incident in a Rail-Road Car" (p. 431), col-
lected in Poems (1844).

JRL 11 The Liberty Bell. By Friends of Freedom. Boston, 1842.
BAL 13039. Original dull cream printed boards; backstrip lacking.
Contains the first printing of two sonnets, later collected in Poems (1844):









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"Great Truths are Portions of the Soul of Man" (p. 37), and "If Ye Have Not
the One Great Lesson Learned" (p. 38). "Pierpont, or the Fiery Trial," which
should appear on the recto of an inserted leaf opposite page 152, is not present
in this copy.
Pencil signature on flyleaf: "Caroline Weston." Anne Warren Weston and
Maria Weston Chapman were contributors, and the latter's piece, "Haiti," has
ink corrections in the text.

JRL 12 George S. Hilliard, ed. The Token and Atlantic Souvenir, an Ofer-
ingfor Christmas and the New rear. Boston, 1842-43.
BAL 13038. State B with date altered by publisher. Original dark blue em-
bossed morocco, gilt, a.e.g., signed by A. C. Moran, and bound by Benjamin
Bradley of Boston. BAL describes state B as having the date altered to read
"1842-43"; this copy has been altered using foundry type stamped by hand to
read "1842-3."
Contains the first printing of "The Ballad of the Stranger" (p. 133), collected
in Uncollected Poems (1950).
Ink signature on front endpaper: "F. Coolidge jr."

JRL 13 The Democratic Review. February, 1843. New York, 1843.
Contains the first printing of "A Parable" (p. 145), collected in Poems (1844).

JRL 14 The Democratic Review. August, 1843. New York, 1843.
Contains the first printing of "Prometheus" (p. 147), collected in Poems (1844).

JRL 15 Brother Jonathan. September 9, 1843. New York, 1843.
Original wrappers, folded and pinned, as issued. This weekly newspaper con-
tains the first printing of Lowell's poem read at the celebration held at Ded-
ham, August I, 1843, on the liberation of the Blacks in the West Indies, later
collected as "Stanzas on Freedom" in Poems (1844). The editor calls Lowell "one
of our ripest, purest, and withal most promising poots [sic]."

JRL 16 The Liberty Bell. By Friends of Freedom. Boston, 1843.
BAL 13041. Original lavender AR cloth, gilt extra, a.e.g., by Benjamin Bradley
of Boston. Contains the first printing of "Elegy on the Death of Dr. Channing"
(p. 12), collected in Poems (1844).
Pencil signature on flyleaf: "Eliza S. Quincy, Cambridge." Edmund Quincy
was a contributor.








JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL


JRL 17 The Pioneer. A Literary and Critical Magazine. Vol. I, Nos. r-3. Jan-
uary-March, 1843. Boston [I843]
Edited by Lowell and Robert Carter.
This ambitious and bold effort to produce a quality magazine printing only
new material and embracing controversial subjects ended in disaster. The first
number was a success with contributions from Elizabeth Barrett (Browning),
Jones Very, and others. The second number appeared while Lowell was in
New York, and although it counted Hawthorne and Poe among its contribu-
tors, Carter allowed some reviews and errors to slip in that upset Lowell, who
returned home to find the publisher bankrupt, piles of unpaid bills, and no re-
ceipts from sales. Although not legally obligated, Lowell struggled several years
until the debts were paid. In the meantime, there were nine court actions over
the magazine, including an instance when Lowell's law office furniture was at-
tached briefly by the sheriff.
Bookplate of Walter Chrysler. Copy i: original printed wrappers. Copy 2:
bound in three-quarter red morocco.

JRL 18 Eliza L. Follen, ed. The Child's Friend; Designed for Families and
Sunday Schools. Vol. I, No. I October, 1843. Boston, 1843.
Original yellow printed wrappers. Contains the hitherto unrecorded first print-
ing of "The Heritage" (pp. 29-30), collected in Poems (1844).
Accompanied by a set of this "three sheet periodical" bound in three-quarter
black morocco and marbled boards, consisting of Vol. I, No. I-Vol. III, No. 2,
but none of the other issues contains Lowell material.

JRL 19 The Gift a Christmas and New Year's Present. Philadelphia, 1844.
BAL I3043 and 4021. Original red AR cloth, gilt extra, a.e.g. Contains the first
printing of"A Requiem" (p. 37), collected in Poems (1844).
The Stephen H. Wakeman copy, with book-label.

JRL 20 The Liberty Bell. By Friends of Freedom. Boston, 1844.
BAL 13044. Original glazed yellow printed boards, a.e.g., by Benjamin Bradley
of Boston. Contains the first printing of "A Chippewa Legend" (p. '7), collected
in Poems (1844). PDH: "This is the most beautiful copy imaginable and was a
gift from Mr. C. A. Wilson."
Ink signature on flyleaf: "Sophia S. M'Farland, Framingham, Dec. 25th,
1844." This was the place and date of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Fair.
Copy 2: Original blue cloth, by Benjamin Bradley of Boston. Pencil signa-
ture on flyleaf: "MaryJ. Townsend, Mass: Anti-Slavery Fair."








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JRL 21 The Democratic Review. October, 1844. New York, 1844.
Contains the first printing of "On the Death of a Friend's Child" (pp. 377-78),
collected in Poems, Second Series (1848).

JRL 22 Poems. Cambridge, 1844.
BAL 13045. Large paper format. Contemporary three-quarter dark maroon
morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g.
PDH: "This is one of a very few copies of the large paper edition. Wakeman
thought that Owen, the publisher, made up a few copies for presentation to his
own friends."
Pencil inscription on flyleaf: "Elizabeth W. Lane, From R. H. Lane."

JRL 23 Poems. Cambridge, 1844.
BAL I3045. Regular format. Original dark brown boards, uncut, label lacking.
Inscribed by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "Mary Mackintosh with
the affectionate remembrances of Henry W. Longfellow, Jan. I, 1844." PDH:
"The recipient, Longfellow's sister-in-law, was, before her marriage, Mary
Appleton."

JRL 24 Poems. Cambridge, 1844.
BAL I3045. Large paper format. The binding appears to be an original pub-
lisher's binding, perhaps a mock-up, and is highly unusual, consisting of stiff
wrappers made up from printed waste-sheets laminated to a thin layer of card
stock further stiffened by pastedown endpapers. The outer layer of wrappers
is paper embossed in imitation of diagonally-grained T cloth with a pattern of
interlocking filigrees and a Grolieresque frame. BAL notes copies in brown
paper-covered boards with paper spine label. This binding is entirely unlettered
and shows no evidence of ever having had a label of any kind. The sheets are
wholly uncut and measure o3/16 x 6% inches, slightly larger than noted by BAL.
Inscribed in pencil: "Margaret."

JRL 25 George W. Clark. The Liberty Minstrel. New York, 1844.
BAL I3046. Original lavender cloth.
Contains the first printing of "Rouse Up, New England" (pp. 70-72), col-
lected in Uncollected Poems (1950). Also contains "Are Ye Truly Free?" (p. 126),
reprinted from Poems (1844). The sheets were reprinted or reissued in 1845 with a








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new title-page. Clark composed much of the music that is printed with the poems.
Inscription on front flyleaf: "From Uncle Warren byJudith 1874."

JRL 26 The Slave's Cry. Vol. I, No. I December 23, 1844.
New London [Ct.] 1844.
Sheet folded to 4 pp., as issued. Contains the first and only printing of "Lines
Written at the Anti-Slavery Convention, Boston, May, 1844" (p. 2).

JRL 27 Voices of the True-Hearted. Nos. i-9. Philadelphia, I844-45.
BAL 21736 (Longfellow). Original printed wrappers. Contains the first printing
of "Song Writing" (No. 2, pp. 23-27), collected in Conversations on Some of the Old
Poets (1893), and "The Ghost-Seer" (No. 6, pp. 95-96), collected in Poems, Second
Series (1848). Five other pieces are reprints.
Inscribed on the wrappers of numbers 8 and 9: "Daniel B. Smith."

JRL 28 George W. Clark. The Liberty Minstrel. New York, 1845.
Cf. BAL 13046 for the first edition of 1844. Original lavender FL cloth. SeeJRL
25 for contents.
Several early owners' inscriptions by Susan Hoag, W. C. Capron, W. K.
Wright, and Dr. J. W. Smith, the earliest dated March 15, 1845. The first edi-
tion was published inJanuary, 1845.

JRL 29 Voices of the True-Hearted. 18 nos. in i vol. Philadelphia, 1846.
BAL 13047. Original purple cloth. Lowell contributed twenty-five pieces, all
collected in book form during his lifetime.

JRL 30 The Liberty Bell. By Friends ofFreedom. Boston, 1845.
BAL I3048. Original blue AR cloth, gilt extra, a.e.g. Contains the first printing
of "The Happy Martyrdom" (p. 147), collected in Uncollected Poems (1950).
Ink inscription on front free endpaper: "C. H. Parkman with Wm. & Sarah's
love. i Jan 1845."
Copy 2: original lavender H cloth, gilt extra, a.e.g.

JRL 31 Conversations on Some of the Old Poets. Cambridge, 1845.
BAL 13049. Binding D. Original color lithographed wrappers, uncut.








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A very early pencil inscription on the flyleaf: 'J. Burrill Curtis from his Aunt
Sarah, Jan. 6, 1845." Lowell inscribed a copy on January I, and the book was
deposited for copyright onJanuary 7. George T. Goodspeed's card inserted.
Another copy: unrecorded variant binding. Original color lithographed
wrappers, uncut. This copy has the words "Lowell's Conversations" in gilt on
the front cover, with no dots around the florets, and "1845" on the spine.
Inscribed by the author: "To Charles J. Peterson with the affectionate re-
gards ofJ.R.L., PhiladelphiaJany. 15, 1845." Peterson was an assistant editor at
Graham's Magazine and gave Lowell advice on his literary career. The Cham-
berlain-Wakeman-Bemis copy, with bookplates.
Another copy: original blue cloth, gilt extra, a.e.g., by Benjamin Bradley of
Boston.
Ink signature on front pastedown: "F. O. French, xii Sept. 1857."

JRL 32 Lines on Reading of the Capture of certain Fugitive Slaves Near
Washington. [Philadelphia, 1845]
BAL 13050. Currier, p. 56 (Whittier). Sheet, folded to 4 pp., as issued. Paged
[33] 34-36 in continuation of a series of anti-slavery tracts.
This leaflet was widely distributed and was reprinted in Salem, Ohio, as well,
from the same plates. Lowell's poem was accompanied by Whittier's "The
Branded Hand," inspired by the branding of Jonathan Walker as a slave-
stealer. This printing was once thought to be extremely rare, but a dozen or
more copies have appeared since the 1950s, as well as more than fifty copies of
the Salem, Ohio, printing; a copy of the latter is in the Whittier Collection of
the Howe Library.
Pencil signature at head of last page: "Harriet Purvis."

JRL 33 Liberty Chimes. Providence, 1845.
BAL 13051. Original pale buffboards, pale buff skiver backstrip, printed paper
spine label. BAL reports this binding with uncertainty. Contains the first print-
ing of "The Contrast" (p. 70), collected in Poems, Second Series (1848).
Ink signature on end paper: "Barker Cushman, his Book, Dartmouth."

JRL 34 J. and H. Bird, eds. The Singer's Second Book; Consisting of Easy
Rules and Tunes to Illustrate Them, Also Many of the Most Useful and
Popular Melodies. Designed to Follow the Singer's First Book.
Boston, 1846.
Not in BAL or otherwise recorded. 5'/2 x 43/4 inches; [i-vi] [I]-64 pp.; [i-4]8








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[5]4; original black cloth-backed stiff tan printed wrappers. Contains a letter of
endorsement from Lowell (p. 3) toJohn Owen dated October 29, 1845, begin-
ning, "I have examined the little elementary musical work prepared by our
friends, J. and H. Bird... "
Pencil signature on front free endpaper: "B. William Crowninshield." A
Christmas gift to PDH from George T. Goodspeed, with card inserted.

JRL 35 The Missionary Memorial: A Literary and Religious Souvenir.
New York, 1846.
BAL 13055. Original crimson morocco, gilt extra, a.e.g. Contains the first print-
ing of "The Captive" (pp. 47-51), collected in Poems, Second Series (1848). The
color frontispiece is said in the preface to be the first American print in oils,
patented by George Baxter.
Pencil signature on half-title: "Mary O. Loud."

JRL 36 The Liberty Bell. By Friends ofFreedom. Boston, 1846.
BAL 13056. Original gilt lithographed wrappers, uncut. Contains the first print-
ing of "The Falconer" (pp. 241-44), collected in Poems, Second Series (1848). Also
contains the first printing of "The Slave-Mother" (p. 250) by Maria Lowell.
This style of wrapper is the rarest form of binding found on The Liberty Bell.

JRL 37 J. Wesley Hanson. The Ladies' Casket; Containing a Gem, Together
With Its Sentiment, and a Poetical Description, for Each Day in the
Week, and Each Month in the Year. Lowell, 1846.
BAL 13057. Original red AR cloth, gilt extra, a.e.g. Contains the first book
printing of "Sapphire" (pp. 56-57) reprinted from Graham's Magazine for
June, 1842, and collected in Early Poems (1887).
Pencil signature on front pastedown: "Fred Hutchinson."

JRL 38 The American Anti-Slavery Almanac, for 1847. New York [1846]
BAL 13058. Self-wrapper, stitched, as issued. Contains the earliest book print-
ing of any portion of The Biglow Papers.
The Frank Maier copy, with bookplate.

JRL 39 The Liberty Bell. By Friends of Freedom. Boston, 1847.
BAL 13059. Original gilt lithographed wrappers, uncut. Contains the first print-
ing of "Extreme Unction" (p. 240), collected in Poems, Second Series (1848). Also








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contains "A Twilight Vision" (pp. 278-83) by Maria Lowell.
Ink signature on flyleaf: "M. Weston." One of the contributors was Maria
Weston Chapman.

JRL 40 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. The Estray. Boston, 1847.
BAL 13060. Original glazed yellow boards. Contains the first printing of "To a
Pine-Tree" (pp. 33-35), collected in Poems, Second Series (1848).
Inscribed by Longfellow in ink: "Anne L. Pierce,Jan. I, 1847." Below in pen-
cil in another hand: "To G. A. Pierce, 1854," and signed on the half-title
"Georgiana Pierce, Portland."


JRL 41 A Fablefor Critics.


New York, 1848.


BAL 13062. State B, with page 64 misnumbered 63. Original tan paper boards,
label lacking.
Inscribed in ink on end paper: "Fra[nce]s Bowen."
Another copy: state C, with page 63 misnumbered 64. Original tan paper
boards, paper label.
Bookplate of Edward Hale Bierstadt, an original member of the Grolier
Club who published a bibliography ofJohn G. Whittier in The Book Buyer (1895)
and was, at the time of his death in 1896, preparing what would have been the
first bibliography of Lowell.
Another copy: state D, with pages 63 and 64 correctly numbered. Original
tan paper boards, paper label.


JRL 42 The Liberty Bell. By Friends of Freedom.


Boston, 1848.


BAL I3065. Original deep lavender H cloth, fully gilt, a.e.g. Contains the first
printing of "An Extract" (pp. 180-83), collected in Uncollected Poems (1950).

JRL 43 Poems... Second Series. Cambridge, 1848.
BAL 13066. Original black and white striped BF patent cloth, fully gilt, a.e.g.,
by Benjamin Bradley of Boston. An unrecorded gift binding similar to BAL
binding A.
Striped cloth, known as "patent cloth," was all the rage for a few years in the
late 1840s and vanished from use as quickly as it came.
Ink inscription on flyleaf: 'Judith L. Kendall with the love of her friend
C.R.H.January Ist, 1848."









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MANUSCRIPTS





JRL MS 1 The gentlest soul that ever smiled ... [Nantasket, ca. 1840-41]
Holograph sonnet, unpublished, pencilled on rear flyleaf of JRL ANA 3,
.Shakespeare's Poems:
The gentlest soul that ever smiled with eyes.
Time is too shallow far within to lay
The mere foundation of the home we build.
Which fronts forever to the fount of day
And with its keenest glances shall be thrilled.
Time faileth soon, his waters wash away
The barren sand which foolish men have tilled
And all that they have garnered in the spray
Of the great ocean stream is holy spilled
But all my gains, dear love, are well in thee
Vast enough for my most lavish store,
And all the fickleness mine eyes can see
My steadfastness doth but increase the more,
For surely he with moveless feet may rest
Who hath the infinite within his breast.

JRL MS 2 A sound of brooks was in the air ... [Nantasket, ca. 1840-41]
Holograph verse, unpublished, pencilled on rear flyleaf ofJRL ANA 3, Shake-
speare's Poems:
A sound of brooks was in the air
As in the fields at home.
The waves like his skeleton fingers tapt
The dry boats cracking sides.
The long green sea stretched out before
Lit by the Sun's sick light.
I gave one fearful look, no more
Then shut mine eyes and with the oar
Strode down with all my might.
Mine eyes were shut but I could see









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The thick horse-chestnut tree
Where we had played in infancy
All glimmering in the breeze.
Mine eyes were shut but I could hear
A dripping fast or slow.
As the long heaving sea did bear
The parched boat to and fro
I knew, my heart knew it was blood
And I must ope my eyes
Lest it should crawl to where I stood
And stain me by surprise.


JRL MS 3 My love, I have nofear .. [Nantasket, 1841]
Holograph vatic sonnet, unpublished, written in ink on front flyleaf ofJRL
ANA 6, E. B. Browning's The Seraphim. Above the poem: "Maria White-841-"
See Plate III.
My love, I have no fear that thou shoulds't die;
Albeit I ask no fairer life than this,
Whose numbering clock is still my gentle kiss,
While time & Peace with hands enlocked fly.
Yet care I not where in Eternity
We live and love, well knowing that there is
No backward step for those who know the bliss
Of faith as their most lofty yearning high.
Love hath so purified my strong heart's core
Meseems I scarcely should be startled even
To find some morn that thou hadst gone before,
Since with thy love this knowledge too was given
Which each calm day doth strengthen more & more,
That they who love are but one step from heaven.

Sunday night.


JRL MS 4 Built ofall greatness... [Nantasket, 1841]
Holograph sonnet, unpublished, written in ink on blank leaf following flyleaf of
JRL ANA 6, E. B. Browning's Seraphim:
Built of all greatness in all ages past,
Secure of all in every age to come,









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Great love, how long must that fair dwelling last
Wherein thou chosen hast thy throne & home!
Thy sacred eyes shall not be overcast
Though time make fissures in blue heaven's dome,
But like twin stars, above his shattered mast,
Shall look untrembling on death's angry foam.
Then they who scorned thee here shall see with awe
How firm thou standest though all else decays,
And how by this same fixed & changeless law
The planets swim & Love frames loving lays,
And how the mighty & mysterious whole
No greater is than one meek human soul.

JRL MS 5 Whenso that time shall come... [Nantasket, 1841]
Holograph sonnet, unpublished, written in ink on back flyleaf ofJRL ANA 6,
E. B. Browning's Seraphim. See Plate IV.
Whenso that time shall come that Heaven once more
Through its white halls & arches shall rejoice
To be enflooded with thy ripply voice,
And Jesus with glad eyes shall number o'er
His snowy flocks & find not as before
The whitest wanting, no most sullen noise
Of falling tears, no thought of former joys,
Or of the cross which we together bore,
Shall jar me that I may not hear thee sing
Thy song of greeting, that I may not see
The father smile of gladdest welcoming,
While the rapt Angels, listening to thee,
Lean on their harps fearing to touch a string
Till silence grows in heaven forgetfully.
July 23rd Nantasket

JRL MS 6 My Appledore Gallery. No. i. August Afternoon. My Appledore
Gallery. No. 2. Sunset & Moonset. [N.p.] August 1850.
Holograph manuscript, 6 pp., on four leaves (No. I written on pages 3 and 4 of
a single leaf folded to four pages, with cover letter to the publisher on first page;
No. 2 written on three legal size leaves). No. I was published in part in The Crayon








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for January 3, 1855. No. 2 was published in full in The Crayon for January 31,
1855. The poem "Appledore" was first published in Graham's Magazine for
February, 1851 (p. 87), reprinted in Thalatta (1853); and the entire sequence of
six parts, much revised, was collected in Under the Willows (1869) under the title
"Pictures from Appledore."
Appledore is one of the Isles of Shoals off Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

JRL MS 7 A MooseheadJournal. [Moosehead Lake, Maine, 1853]
Holograph manuscript, 31 pp., on twenty-eight leaves, much revised, with
printer's marks. The manuscript includes material deleted from the published
version. First published in Putnam's Monthy Magazine for November, 1853 (pp.
457-69), and collected in Fireside Travels (1864).
Gift of the Howe Society. See Plate V.

JRL MS 8 Cambridge Thirty rears Ago. A Memoir Addressed to Edelman
Storg in Rome. [N.p. ca. 1854]
Holograph manuscript, 18 pp., written on fourteen leaves, heavily revised. The
text corresponds to the first half of this essay which first appeared in Putnam's
Monthly Magazine for April, 1854. The concluding half appeared in the May is-
sue. Collected in Fireside Travels (1864).

JRL MS 9 To Sam Howe fomJ.R.L. 22nd November, 1856.
[Elmwood?] 1856.
Holograph poem of four four-line stanzas inscribed by Lowell to his nephew on
the front flyleaf of a copy of Aunt Mavor's Present For a Good Little Boy (London,
1856).
Aunt Mavor's is an attractive children's book, one of at least four titles in this
anonymous series that was typical of its day: a compilation of public domain
nursery rhymes, popular stories, and alphabets, generously illustrated.
Sam Howe was the son of Estes and Lois Howe, sister to Lowell's wife
Maria. The poem is here reproduced in full, Plate VI.

JRL MS 10 Autograph letter to James T Fields, March 16, 1861.
Elmwood, 1861.
One page. Lowell writes on domestic matters, describing a recent wind storm,
and inviting Fields for dinner ("I shall cook for you") as soon as some house-
painting is finished, and closes with a hint of what dinner might be: "P.S. I own









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a pig. P.P.S. He is very well, I thank you, & grunts like an angel." Tipped into
JRL 90.

JRL MS 11 In the Half-Way House. Elmwood, 1863.
Holograph manuscript. 3 pp. on 3 leaves. Notation at top in another hand:
"Send proof to Mr. Lowell." This manuscript, consisting of seven eight-line
stanzas, is unusually clean with fewer corrections than usual in a working draft;
it is probably the fair copy sent to Fields for publication in The Atlantic Monthly.
Bound in full red morocco with other manuscripts under the title Manuscripts of
American Authors.
First printed in The Atlantic Monthly forJanuary, 1863 (p. 26), and collected in
Heartsease and Rue (1888).

JRL MS 12 The Courtin'. Elmwood, 1864.
Holograph manuscript, fair copy, 6 pp. on two leaves (the first folded to four
pages; the second to two pages). Addressed to Judge E. Rockwood Hoar at top
of first page: "For E.R.H. with affectionate regards ofJ.R.L. 22nd Septr, 1864."
Lowell provides a history of the composition of the poem, and has put the
original date of composition beside each stanza. The poem is signed "Hosea
Biglow."
Lowell writes that this was "(Written originally in 1847 to fill a blank page at
the end of the introduction to the first edition of Biglow Papers. The printer used
as much as they needed... I tried my hand again for 'blue & gold' edition just
ten years later (1857). Asked to copy it for the Baltimore Fair, I finally rounded
it into a more complete whole .... But Nota bene this is literary history & you are
the only man who has the news.)"

JRL MS 13 I've sworn on the Evangelists ... [Elmwood, 1866]
Holograph poem, I p., on one leaf folded to four pages, cover letter on first
page. Lowell writes to "Mr. Lovering" on October 18, 1866, that while "hunt-
ing among the mob of letters in my drawers for autographs" he has discovered
a humorous fourteen-line poem addressed to Mr. Lovering of unknown date.
Lowell goes on to say that since he "certainly did not save it to go into my Lit-
erary Remains" he's sending it along hoping it will "serve your purpose." Un-
published.
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JRL MS 14 Igo to the ridge in the forest... [Boston, 1869]
Holograph poem, ten lines at top of p. 117 inJRL 177, Under the Willows (1869).
Apparently unpublished.

JRL MS 15 Autograph letter to Mrs. James T Fields, May 16, 188i.
Rome, 1881.
Six pages. A letter of condolence:James T. Fields died April 23, 1881, at the age
of sixty-three. Lowell transferred all his books to Ticknor and Fields in 1849. In
1861 Fields took over the editorship of The Atlantic Monthly from Lowell. In 1869
Lowell dedicated The Cathedral to Fields, recalling how their business relation-
ship had deepened into friendship. This letter was one of the longest Fields's
widow Annie received; much of its length is a recital by Lowell of what his fa-
ther owed to Fields.


JRL MS 16 Death of President Garfield.
SeeJRL 221.


[London, 1883]


JRL MS 17 Fielding. [London, 1883]
Holograph manuscript, I p. Written on the verso of a sheet of United States
Legation letterhead, headed "(12)" at top of page. Part of the rough draft of
Lowell's speech on Henry Fielding given at Taunton, September 4, 1883, col-
lected in Democracy and Other Addresses (1887). This text does not appear in either
published version.
Gift of the Howe Society.

JRL MS 18 Autograph letter to Thomas G. Appleton, January 5, i885.
[N.p.] 1885.
One page. Lowell invites Appleton to one of the Lowell Lectures. Published in
Letters (1894, p. 221).

JRL MS 19 Autograph letter to "Miss Goodasgold," December 24, I886.
Southborough, Mass., 1886.
One page; removed fromJRL 170. Writing from Deerfoot Farm to "Dear little
woman Miss Goodasgold," Lowell announces the dates of his impending
visit, signing the letter "Your affectionate Uncle Cobus." Lowell used this








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pseudonym for a story published in Our Young Folks, 1867. It was his habit at this
period to leave England at the end of the summer and spend winter visiting his
relatives and friends around Boston.

JRL MS 20 My Brook. [Elmwood, 1889]
Holograph manuscript, signed. 2 pp. on 2 leaves, one stanza tipped to second
leaf. Folded from mailing. Thirteen four-line stanzas in all. Signed at conclu-
sion: "Written, 15th Sept. 1889.J. R. Lowell."
This poem was first published in The New York Ledger supplement for Decem-
ber 13, 1890 (BAL 13216), and first printed in book form in Edward Everett
Hale's James Russell Lowell and His Friends (1899), and collected in Uncollected
Poems (1950).

JRL MS 21 Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Elmwood. In Memory ofJames Russell
Lowell. Boston, September, 1891.
Autograph manuscript. PDH VII: TBA MS 4. 9 pp. Signed at the conclusion
in full by Aldrich, with printer's marks. Lowell died August 12, 1891. Collected
in Aldrich's Unguarded Gates (1895).









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JRL 44 Poems... Second Series. Cambridge, 1848.
BAL 13066. Rebound in half morocco, t.e.g.
SInscribed by Lowell: "F. G. Shaw with the love ofJ.R.L. Xmas, 1847." Low-
ell has made an ink correction on page 34. Francis G. Shaw, an heir to a mer-
cantile fortune, was the father of Robert Gould Shaw, the Civil War hero who
died leading his Negro regiment while attacking Fort Wagner in 1863. The
Confederates buried Shaw with his troops as an insult, thus affording him the
supreme honor bestowed upon any Union officer during the entire war.
Robert's sister Josephine married Lowell's nephew Charles Russell, who was
killed in battle in 1864, the third of Lowell's nephews lost in battle. Lowell
memorialized them all in his poetry. See alsoJRL 145.

JRL 45 Water Celebration, Boston, October 25, 1848, Exercises at the
Fountain. Boston, 1848.
BAL 13067. Broadside. First prints Lowell's "Ode," collected in Poems (1849).
BAL describes two states. This copy is an unrecorded variant with characteris-
tics of both states: an exclamation point is present at the end of the fourth line
of George Russell's "Hymn" and a wavy rule is present instead of a double rule
below the line "Boston, October 25, 1848." Accompanying this broadside is an-
other sheet that describes the events leading up to this celebration, including
the procession preceding these exercises.

JRL 46 City of Boston. Water Commission. Celebration of the Introduc-
tion of Water of Cochituate Lake into the City of Boston. October 25,
1848. Boston, 1848.
BAL 13067, note. 48 pp. This pamphlet describes the events in great detail and
reprints Lowell's "Ode." In the Russell "Hymn" the exclamation point has
been replaced by a period.
Inscribed: "G. Bemis from the Water Commissioners."

JRL 47 The BZglow Papers. Cambridge, 1848.
BAL 13068. Single imprint. Contemporary half morocco.
Inscribed by Lowell using his pseudonym: "Robt. Carter Esq. with compli-
ments of Homer Wilbur." Bookplate of Anna Gray Carter. Robert Carter was
a close friend and co-editor of The Pioneer (1843). In 1853 Carter introduced
Lowell to Francis H. Underwood, who soon joined them as a member of the
Whist Club (a Friday night version of the more famous Saturday Club). Under-








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ANA




JRL ANA 1 Lindley Murray. An Abridgment of L. Murray's English Gram-
mar. With Alterations and Improvements. Designedfor the Use of
the Younger Class of Learners. By a Teacher of Youth.
Boston: James Loring's Sunday School Bookstore
[1816]
Eighteenth Boston edition. 72 pp. Original half calf and paper-covered boards.
A textbook used by Lowell when he was among the "younger class of learn-
ers," with his ownership stamp and signature on the flyleaf.

JRL ANA 2 [Andrews Norton, ed.] The Offeringfor 1829.
Cambridge, 1829.
BAL 5173. Myerson DI. Frontispiece state B. Rebound in black cloth by Har-
vard Library. Contains several contributions from R. W. Emerson, his first ap-
pearance in a book.
From Lowell's library, with a bookplate reading "Harvard College Library.
Bequest ofJames Russell Lowell, Class of 1838. Received Nov. 14, 1891." Har-
vard release stamp signed by William A. Jackson. Most of Lowell's library of
approximately 12,000 volumes was left to Harvard.

JRL ANA 3 William Shakespeare. Poems.
London:J. F. Dove [ca. 1830]
Original green cloth, gilt.
Written on the flyleaf in ink: "J. R. Lowell,July 26, 1840." Lowell has written
a quotation from Milton in pencil beneath his ownership inscription, and a
quotation from Wordsworth on Shakespeare on the verso of this leaf. The text
is heavily annotated, and the rear flyleaf and endpaper contain two unpub-
lished poems (JRL MS 1 and 2).
Lowell and Maria White met in the autumn of 1839, through her brother
William, and they became engaged in the autumn of 1840 shortly after he re-
ceived his law degree. During their courtship they were known as "King and
Queen" of a group called "The Brother and Sister Club." On the rear inside








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cover Lowell records two picnics of the club: "Nantasket, July 1840. Annie
Maria White, William O. White, John Frank Heath, William Page [the
painter],J. R. Lowell." Beneath, he records: "NantasketJuly 20, 1841, Annie
Maria White, Emelyn Eldridge [future wife of William W. Storey, also a mem-
ber], J.R.L."

JRL ANA 4 Quintus Horatius Flaccus. Opera.
Boston: Sumptibus Hilliard, Gray et Soc., 1833.

340 pp. Contemporary tree sheep, label.
Lowell's heavily annotated Horace, from his student days at Harvard. In the
text he has named twenty-one fellow classmates and bracketed and labelled the
sections of text they recited in class. In the margins he has added profile carica-
tures of both students and professors, most of them labelled. The endpapers
have been erased and overwritten with pencilled names, mostly Lowell's prac-
tice signatures, and he has signed his name in the margin of each of the first 225
pages of text, as well as putting his ownership mark on the fore-edge of the
sheets: "J. R. Lowell, 1836." PDH: "This came from Mrs. Esther L[owell] Cun-
ningham, his granddaughter." See Plates I-II.

JRL ANA 5 William Wordsworth. The Complete Poetical Works.
Philadelphia: James Kay, Boston: James Munroe,
Pittsburg:John I. Kay, 1837.

551 pp., double-columns. Contemporary three-quarter morocco, embossed
cloth sides. Edited by Henry Reed.
Inscribed on the flyleaf by Lowell's first wife to her sister: "Lois L. White
from Maria." Lois apparently returned the book to Lowell shortly after Maria's
death on October 27, 1853, whereupon he presented it to his six-year-old
daughter with the following inscription below his wife's: "This dear & now
sacred book we read together sitting side by side, in the summer of 1840 before
our betrothal. It was through this that we learned our love for each other-for
the passages that we loved interpreted and interceded between heart and heart.
Darling little Mabel I hope you will one day read in it, if not with that fine sense
which your rare and noble mother had, yet with feelings quickened and deep-
ened by this sacred association with the volume. O, Saint and Martyr pray for
both of us-but most for him who needs it most! 13 April, 1854.J.R.L."
Numerous marginal annotations include unpublished verses in Maria Low-
ell's hand. Lowell also noted the places and dates where he and Maria read
some of the poems. By "Ode to Duty" (p. 368) he has written: "Cohasset Sea









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shore June 24th 1838, February 21st, 1839, 27th Dec 1853." This last date was
two months to the day after Maria's death.

JRL ANA 6 Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The Seraphim, and Other
Poems. London: Saunders and Otley, 1838.
First edition. Barnes A4. Variant binding. Original claret H cloth, gilt, yellow
endpapers, uncut.
Lowell's copy with three unpublished love sonnets addressed to his future
wife written in pencil and ink on the front endpapers and flyleaf, headed
"Maria White, 1841." SeeJRL MS 3, 4, and 5. PDH: "The book came from
Mrs. Cunningham, Lowell's granddaughter."
Elizabeth Browning was a friend of both Lowells. She contributed to the
anti-slavery anthology The Liberty Bell, as had both Lowells, and when James
Lowell and Robert Carter founded The Pioneer in 1843, she contributed to the
first issue. Shortly after the Lowells were married (Christmas, 1844) she wrote,
perhaps with gentle sarcasm after hearing glowing accounts of their perfect
union, that Lowell "seems to have married a supernatural woman without a
fault in the world." In 1851, the Lowells stayed at Casa Guidi while the Brown-
ings were away.

JRL ANA 7 Percy Bysshe Shelley. The Poetical Works.
4 vols. London: Edward Moxon, 1839.
Original brown cloth.
Lowell's copy, inscribed in volumes one and two, 'J. R. Lowell, Sept. 24,
1839," and in volumes three and four, "J. R. Lowell, 1839." Numerous annota-
tions and marginal marks; probably used when editing his own edition of Shel-
ley, published in 1855. The first volume contains a note in Lowell's hand: "On
the i3th August, 1852, Leigh Hunt said to me: 'Shelley lived always at the very
tip end of his being, as if he had come from somewhere & were going some-
where else."' PDH: "This set came from Mrs. Esther Lowell Cunningham, his
[i.e., Lowell's] granddaughter."

JRL ANA 8 Ralph Waldo Emerson. Poems. Boston, 1847.
BAL 5211. Myerson A18.2.a2. Binding A. Original glazed yellow boards, label.
Inscribed by Emerson to Lowell in ink: "James Russell Lowell, with the
Author's regards, 25 December 1846." Inscribed by Lowell's granddaughter,
Esther Lowell Cunningham, at Elmwood in 1912. Emerson recorded in his
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poems. Although Lowell admired Emerson's verse and was sympathetic toward
Transcendentalism, he never embraced either, and Emerson was among the
authors included in A Fablefor Critics (1848).

JRL ANA 9 Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, ed. Aesthetic Papers.
Boston, 1849.
BAL 5217 (citing this copy). Myerson DI8 (Emerson). Borst D39 (Thoreau).
Clark c20 (Hawthorne). Original printed buff wrappers. Rear wrapper lacking.
The only issue of this ambitious magazine published. The most important con-
tribution was the first printing of Thoreau's essay on civil disobedience.
Lowell's copy, inscribed in ink at the top of the front wrapper: 'J. R. Lowell
May 16, 1849."

JRL ANA 10 Dante Alighieri. The Divine Comedy.
3 vols. Boston, 1865-67.
BAL 12139 (Longfellow). Original three-quarter red morocco and marbled
boards, t.e.g. Privately printed in an edition of at least twelve copies.
Inscribed in each volume by Longfellow to Lowell: "James R. Lowell with
kindest regards of the Translator. February 27, 1865"-volume I. "James R.
Lowell From the Translator. March 30, 1866"-volume II. "James R. Lowell,
Feb. 27, 1867"-volume III. February 27 was Longfellow's birthday; on the day
Longfellow presented Lowell with the third volume of this set, Lowell gave
Longfellow his poem, "To H.W.L." PDH: "This copy came to me from Low-
ell's granddaughter, Mrs. Stanley Cunningham."
Longfellow was president of the Dante Society; Lowell was vice-president.
Lowell and Charles Eliot Norton, who founded the Society, helped Longfellow
translate the work. Norton published his own version in 1891-92. Norton's is
still cited today by scholars, e.g. Joseph Campbell.

JRL ANA 11 Oliver Wendell Holmes. The Guardian Angel.
Boston, 1867.
BAL 8857. Original green cloth.
Inscribed by the author to Lowell in ink: 'J. R. Lowell from his friend O. W.
Holmes." This was the second of Holmes's three "medicated novels." Lowell,
Holmes, and Holmes's brother John were lifelong friends. Inscribed by Low-
ell's grandson in ink on flyleaf: "Francis Lowell Burnett, M.D., Elmwood,
1912."









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JRL ANA 12 Thomas Bailey Aldrich. The Story ofa Bad Boy.
Boston, 1870.
BAL 269. State A. Original maroon C cloth. Aldrich's best-known book and a
landmark in American children's literature.
Inscribed by Aldrich: "A very humble little book for Mr. Lowell." Also in-
scribed by Lowell's grandson on the flyleaf: "Francis Lowell Burnett, M.D.,
Elmwood, 1912. J.R.L." Aldrich has made two pencil corrections in the text
(pp. 14.20 and 197.10).

JRL ANA 13 Ralph Waldo Emerson. Society and Solitude. Twelve Chap-
ters. Boston, 1870.
BAL 5260. First printing. Myerson A31.I.a. Original green C cloth.
Inscribed by the author to Lowell in ink: "To James Russell Lowell with
affectionate regards R.W.E." PDH: "This copy came from Lowell's grand-
daughter, Mrs. Esther Lowell Cunningham, in 1948. When her brother, Dr.
Francis Lowell Burnett, disposed of some of his grandfather's books about ten
years earlier, there was another copy of the same book also presented by Emer-
son, the inscription reading "To James Russell Lowell with regards from the
Author."

JRL ANA 14 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Hanging of the Crane.
Boston, 1875.
BAL 12166. Original terra cotta C cloth, a.e.g.
Inscribed in ink on the front free endpaper: "James R. Lowell with affec-
tionate regards of the Author Nov. 17, 1874." Also inscribed by Lowell's grand-
daughter on the flyleaf: "Esther Lowell Cunningham, Elmwood, 1912."

JRL ANA 15 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Masque of Pandora
and Other Poems. Boston, 1875.
BAL 12170. First printing. Original terra cotta C cloth.
Inscribed from the author in ink on the front free endpaper: "From the
Author. 1875." Inscribed by Lowell's grandson on the flyleaf: "Francis Lowell
Burnett, M.D., Elmwood, 1912."

JRL ANA 16 Oliver Wendell Holmes. The Iron Gate and Other Poems.
Boston, 1880.









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BAL 8949. Original red-brown S cloth.
Inscribed from the author in ink on the front free endpaper: 'James Russell
Lowell with the loving remembrance of Oliver Wendell Holmes." Bookplate of
Frank Brewer Bemis, the Boston banker and book collector whose collection,
after his death in 1935, was sold by Rosenbach. Tipped to the front inside cover
is a fair copy of Holmes's four-stanza poem "ToJ.R.L. July i4th 1877," signed
"O.W.H."

JRL ANA 17 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell,
et al. The Dante Society of Cambridge, Massachusetts, proposes
to print the hitherto inedited Latin Comment on the Divine Com-
edy by Benvenuto da Imola ..
Cambridge, Mass.,June, 1881.
BAL 13164. Broadside. Prospectus signed in type by the Council of the Dante
Society (Longfellow, Lowell, and four others).
Inscribed by Longfellow at the bottom margin in ink: "Henry W. Long-
fellow. Two Copies." Longfellow may have used this copy as an order sheet or
simply noted his order on a copy that he retained; the provenance is unknown.
The Dante Society hoped to publish the first of the three projected volumes by
the end of 1882, the year Longfellow died.

JRL ANA 18 William Dean Howells. The Minister's Charge.
Boston, 1887.
BAL 9627. Binding I. Original turquoise V cloth. Howell's second novel after
The Rise of Silas Lapham.
Inscribed by the author eleven days after publication: "J. R. Lowell from W.
D. Howells, Boston, Dec. 20, 1886." Like Lowell, Howells had edited The At-
lantic Monthly (1871-81) and had held a United States Consulate post (Venice,
1860-65) as a reward for a campaign biography of President Lincoln.

JRL ANA 19 Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Wyndham Towers.
Boston & New York, 1890.
BAL 350. Original quarter vegetable vellum and green V cloth sides, t.e.g., gold
silk marker.
Inscribed by the author after Lowell's return from England: "ForJ. R. Low-
ell with cordial welcome home from T. B. Aldrich. Nov. 16, 1889." Also in-
scribed in pencil by Lowell's granddaughter: "Esther Lowell Cunningham,
Elmwood, i912.J.R.L."









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JRL ANA 20 Oliver Wendell Holmes. Over the Teacups. Boston, 1891.
BAL 9027. First printing, state 2, binding A. Original olive-green V cloth, yel-
low edges.
Inscribed by the author in ink on the front free endpaper: "James Russell
Lowell with the affectionate regards of Oliver Wendell Holmes Nov. 24th
1890." Also inscribed by Lowell's granddaughter: "Esther Lowell Cunningham,
Elmwood, 1912."

JRL ANA 21 Oliver Wendell Holmes. James Russell Lowell. i8g9-189i.
[Cambridge, 1891]
BAL 9032. Broadside. Printed in The Atlantic Monthly for October, 1891, and col-
lected in volume III of The Poetical Works (1891).
Autographed by Holmes in full at foot of text.

JRL ANA 22 Edwin Fuhl, ed. Addresses Delivered at the Lowell Commem-
oration Held in the Architektenhaus, Berlin, February ig, i897.
Berlin: Mayer & Muller [1897]
First edition. Not in BAL. 28 pp. 23.1 cm. [-]14; original gray printed wrappers;
stapled, as issued. Introduction by U.S. Ambassador Fuhl, addresses by various
professors, and readings from "Under the Old Elm."
In pencil on front wrapper: "Prof. Gruener."
Purchased with the C. A. Robertson Fund.









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wood was the moving force behind the founding of The Atlantic Monthly in 1857,
with Lowell as its first editor.
Another copy: single imprint, binding A. Original lavender H cloth.

JRL 48 The Vision of Sir Launfal. Cambridge, 1848
BAL I3069. Original glazed yellow boards.

JRL 49 The Liberty Bell. By Friends of Freedom. Boston, 1849.
BAL 13070. Original red P cloth, fully gilt, a.e.g. Contains the first printing of
"The Burial of Theobald" (pp. 269-74), collected in Uncollected Poems (1950).

JRL 50 Poems. 2 vols. Boston, 1849.
BAL 13073. Binding D. Original brown T cloth, with December ads bound be-
tween the front end papers.
Another copy: December ads bound after front end papers, and inscribed in
ink in each volume: "Dr. H. O. Stone."
Another copy: unrecorded gift binding. Original red T cloth, fully gilt, a.e.g.,
by Benjamin Bradley of Boston.
Another copy: volume I only. Original grey boards. The publisher's ads have
been removed.
Inscribed in ink on inside front cover by the author: "L. L. Thaxter with
J.R.L.'s affectionate regards. Xmas, 1849." Levi Lincoln Thaxter was the hus-
band of New Hampshire authoress Celia Thaxter. Lowell was one of the many
well-known visitors to her family's hotel and encouraged her early writings.

JRL 51 Edgar Allan Poe. The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe.
2 vols. New York, 1850.
BAL 13074, 6684, and 16158. First printing. Original lavender T cloth. Co-
edited by Lowell with N. P. Willis and R. W. Griswold; reprints a slightly re-
vised version of his biographical sketch first published in Graham's Magazine for
February, 1845. The unrevised magazine text was collected in The Complete
Works of Edgar Allan Poe (1902).
Inscribed in pencil on title-page: "Margaret."









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JRL 52 The Liberty Bell. By Friends of Freedom. Boston, 1851.
BAL 13075. Original red AR cloth, extra gilt, a.e.g. Contains the first printing
of"Yussouf" (pp. 303-04), collected in Under the Willows (1869).

JRL 53 Marianne C. D. Silsbee, comp. Memory and Hope.
Boston, 1851.
BAL 13076. Original morocco by Matthews, a.e.g. Contains the first book
printing of "The First Snow-Fall" (pp. 19-21), previously published in the Anti-
Slavery Standard for December 27, 1849, and collected in Under the Willows (1869).
This anthology was published at the compiler's expense according to The
Cost Books of Ticknor and Fields (1949, entry Ai9ob). This "antique" style binding
cost $2.oo to produce-four times the cost of cloth copies.

JRL 54 Caroline M. Kirkland. Garden Walks with the Poets.
Boston, 1852.
BAL VI, p. 85, col. 2. Original lavender T cloth, extra gilt. Reprints "Dande-
lion" (pp. 52-54) from Poems, Second Series (1848). Also reprints "A Day in June"
(pp. 126-28) and "Winter Pieces" (pp. 291-92), both from The Vision of Sir Laun-
fal (1848).

JRL 55 Putnam's Monthly Magazine.January, 1853. New York, 1853.
Contains the first printing of "The Fountain of Youth" (p. 45), collected in Un-
der the Willows (1869).

JRL 56 Putnam's Monthly Magazine. April, 1853. New York, 1853.
Contains the first of three installments of the first printing of "Our Own: His
Wanderings and Adventures" (pp. 403-08), collected in Uncollected Poems (1950).
Two stanzas were printed under the title "Aladdin" in Under the Willows (1869).

JRL 57 Putnam's Monthly Magazine. May, I853. New York, 1853.
Contains the first printing of the second installment of "Our Own: His Wan-
derings and Adventures" (pp. 533-35), collected in Uncollected Poems (1950). Also
contains a lengthy article in praise of Lowell, "Lowell, the Poet" (pp. 547-58).









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JRL 58 Putnam's Monthly Magazine.June, I853. New York, 1853.
Contains the first printing of the third and final installment of "Our Own: His
Wanderings and Adventures" (pp. 687-90), collected in Uncollected Poems (1950).

JRL 59 Putnam's Monthly Magazine. November, 1853.
New York, 1853.
Contains the first printing of "A MooseheadJournal" (pp. 457-69), collected in
Fireside Travels (1864). SeeJRL MS 7 for the holograph.

JRL 60 Samuel Longfellow and Thomas Wentworth Higginson,
comps. Thalatta: A Book for the Sea-Side. Boston, 1853.
BAL 13079. Original brown T cloth; the primary binding with the sub-title in
gilt on the spine. BAL and others fail to note that this volume was issued in at
least two later bindings that are most easily distinguished by the absence of the
subtitle from the spine. This book is best known for containing Thoreau's first
appearance in an anthology.
Contains the first book printing of "Appledore" (pp. 61-63), collected in Un-
der the Willows (1869), and originally printed in Graham's Magazine (February,
1851). Contains the first printing of "The Syrens" (pp. 66-70), collected in the
Household Edition of The Poetical Works (1877 revised edition).

JRL 61 John Keats. The Poetical Works.
Boston and Philadelphia, 1854.
BAL 13081. Original black H cloth; BAL'S "cloth, gilt" binding. The inserted
ads include this title in the series.
Contains Lowell's "Life of Keats" (pp. vii-xxxvi), collected in Among My
Books, Second Series (1876).
Another copy: original green P cloth, paper label. Although noted by Liv-
ingston in this binding, "not located" by BAL. Signature in ink on title-page:
"E. W. Donald '64."

JRL 62 Putnam's Monthly Magazine. March, 1854. New York, 1854.
Contains the first printing of "A Winter Evening Hymn to My Fire" (pp.
328-31), collected in Under the Willows (1869).

JRL 63 Putnam's Monthly Magazine. April, 1854. New York, 1854.
Contains the first printing of the first half of "Cambridge Thirty Years Ago"








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(pp. 379-86), collected in Fireside Travels (1864), and the first printing of "With-
out and Within" (p. 426), collected in Under the Willows (1869).

JRL 64 Putnam's Monthly Magazine. May, 1854. New York, 1854.
Contains the first printing of the final half of "Cambridge Thirty Years Ago"
(pp. 473-82), collected in Fireside Travels (1864), and the first printings of
"Peschiera" (p. 522) and "The Restaurant" (p. 559), both collected in Under the
Willows (1869).

JRL 65 Putnam's Monthly Magazine. December, 1854. New York, 1854.
Contains the first printing of "Auf Wiedersehen!" (p. 570), "Palinode" (p. 570),
and "The Windharp" (p. 569), all collected in Under the Willows (1869).

JRL 66 The Fountain ... Music by L.H. Southard. Boston, 1854.
BAL 13265. Sheet music; original self-wrappers. The poem had appeared previ-
ously in both Poems (1844) and Poems (1849), and was collected in the Blue and
Gold Edition of the Poetical Works (1858).

JRL 67 Putnam's Monthly Magazine. March, 1855. New York, 1855-
Contains the first printing of "In-doors and Out" (p. 287), collected in Uncol-
lected Poems (1950).

JRL 68 The Knickerbocker Gallery: A Testimonial to the Editor of the Knicker-
bocker Magazine from its Contributors. New York, 1855-
BAL 13082. First printing with the Gray imprint only. Original full leather,
a.e.g. Contains the first printing of "Massaccio. Brancacci Chapel, Florence"
(pp. 381-82), collected in Under the Willows (1869).
Bookplate of A. J. Odell on front free end paper.

JRL 69 Maria White Lowell. The Poems ofMaria Lowell.
Cambridge, 1855.
BAL I3083. Original brown AR cloth, mounted photographic portrait. Edited
by Lowell. Livingston and Cooke both report that the edition was fifty copies,
but BAL could not verify their statements; the book was privately printed in a
very small edition.









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Inscribed by Lowell in ink: "M. D. Conway with the regards ofJ. R. Lowell
May i, 1855." Conway's bookplate present and his later inscription on flyleaf
giving the book to one G. M. Williamson. Moncure Daniel Conway was a
prolific author whose works included biographies of Hawthorne and Emerson.
The publication of this volume marked a major turning point in Lowell's life.
He had been overwhelmed by his young wife's death in 1853. A chilling de-
pression enveloped him; he was unable to complete work for publication or
even make coherent entries in his journal at times, and briefly contemplated
suicide. After the publication of this volume his spirit thawed and he gradually
regained control. Amy Lowell considered Maria Lowell's work superior to her
husband's, and Conrad Aiken anthologized it; some of her sonnets rival those
of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

JRL 70 John Donne. The Poetical Works ofDr. John Donne, with a Memoir.
Boston, 1855.
BAL I3085. Original blue-green BD cloth, paper label.
Apparently Lowell's own copy, later given to F. O. French. Lowell's signa-
ture, in pencil, appears on the inside front cover, as well as a pencil note in his
hand at head of title-page: "Edited by J.R.L." Lowell also made some pencil
corrections in the text, and some pencil notes on the rear endpaper. Inserted
(probably by Lowell) is a single sheet folded to four pages, with Lowell's notes
on the first two pages. Finally, Lowell has inscribed the book: "Mr. F. O.
French with affectionate regards ofJ.R.L., I7thJany. 1860." French has made
annotations in English and Greek on the publisher's catalogue at the front of
the volume, and has made ink annotations in the text.

JRL 71 John Bartlett, comp. A Collection ofFamiliar Quotations.
Cambridge:John Bartlett, 1855.
Not in BAL. Original blue TR cloth, gilt. Contains a four-line extract ('June
Day") from The Vision of Sir Launfal (1848), and "The Changeling" (both at p.
240), reprinted from Poems (1849) and collected in Poems (1877).
Bartlett was a well-read Cambridge bookseller with a reputation for quoting
classic works of literature, so this book was the natural consequence of his in-
terests, going through nine editions in his lifetime. "This 'nest-egg of the mind'
(the phrase is Christopher Morley's) is essential to the American living-room as
the cook book to the American kitchen."- One Hundred Influential American Books
Printed Before 19oo (New York: The Grolier Club, 1947, entry 64).









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JRL 72 Proceedings of the Anti-Slavery Meeting Held in Stacy Hall, Boston, on
the Twentieth Anniversary of the Mob of October 21, 1835.
Boston, 1855.
BAL VI, p. 86, col. 2. Original pink printed wrappers. Contains the first book
appearance of Lowell's untitled hymn beginning "Friends of Freedom! ye who
stand.. ." (p. 31). Previously printed in broadside form in 1849 (BAL 13072) and
reprinted in broadside form in 1856 (see next entry). Collected in Uncollected Po-
ems (1950).

JRL 73 Anti-Slavery Festival in Faneuil Hall. A Welcome to Parker Pillsbury,
on His Safe Return to America. Wednesday Evening, May 28, 1856.
Boston, 1856.
BAL VI, p. 86, col. 2. Broadside. Reprints Lowell's untitled hymn (seeJRL 72).


JRL 74 The Harvard Magazine. Vol. II, No. IV. Cambridge, 1856.
Contains the first printing of "There is No Solitude" (p. 162).

JRL 75 Andrew Marvell. The Poetical Works of Andrew Marvell. With a
Memoir of the Author. Boston, 1857.
BAL 13088. Original black H cloth, gilt. Edited by Lowell.


JRL 76 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1857. Boston, 1857.
The premier issue of the most influential literary magazine in American his-
tory. After several years of fits and starts, the magazine was organized and, at
Emerson's urging, Lowell was hired as editor, a position he occupied until it
was passed on toJames T. Fields in 1861.
Contains the first printings of "Origin of Didactic Poetry" (p. iio) and "The
Maple" (p. 120), both collected in Heartsease and Rue (1888). Also contains the
only printing of The Round Table (p. 121).


JRL 77 The Atlantic Monthly. December, 1857. Boston, 1857.
Contains the first printing of "My Portrait Gallery" (p. 249).









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JRL 78 The Atlantic Monthly. February, 1858. Boston, 1858.
Contains the first printing of Lowell's translation of Sainte-Beuve's "Beranger"
(P. 469).

JRL 79 The Atlantic Monthly. March, 1858. Boston, 1858.
Contains the first printing of "The Nest" (p. 523), collected in Heartsease and Rue
(1888), and the article "Beatrice Cenci" (p. 638).

JRL 80 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1858. Boston, 1858.
Contains the first printings of "Happiness" (p. 685) and "Mr. Buchanan's Ad-
ministration" (p. 754). Also contains the first half of "Library of Old Authors"
(p. 760), collected in My Study Windows (1871).

JRL 81 The Atlantic Monthly. May, 1858. Boston, 1858.
Contains the first printing of "An Epigram on Certain Conservatives" (p. 846),
collected in Uncollected Poems (1950). Also contains the second half of "Library of
Old Authors" (p. 883), collected in My Study Windows (1871).

JRL 82 The Atlantic Monthly. June, 1858. Boston, 1858.
Contains the first printings of "Dramatic Works ofJohn Webster" (p. 119) and
"Shipwreck" (p. ioi). Also contains the first printing of "Beatrice" (p. 58), col-
lected in Heartsease and Rue (1888).

JRL 83 The Atlantic Monthly. July, 1858. Boston, 1858.
Contains the first printing of "The American Tract Society" (p. 246), collected
in Political Essays (1888).

JRL 84 The Atlantic Monthly. August, 1858. Boston, 1858.
Contains the first printings of "The Trustee's Lament" (p. 370), collected in
Uncollected Poems (1950). Also contains "The Pocket Celebration of the Fourth"
(P- 374).

JRL 85 The Atlantic Monthly. October, 1858. Boston, 1858.
Contains the first printing of "The Dead House" (p. 618), collected in Under the
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JRL 86 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1858. Boston, 1858.
Contains the first printing of "A Sample of Consistency" (p. 750).

JRL 87 The Poetical Works. 2 vols. Boston, 1858.
BAL 13090. Blue and Gold Edition.
Inscribed by Lowell in volume one: "To John Holmes with the Author's
love. 12th Feb. 1858." Also inscribed in pencil on the flyleaf of volume one and
the half-title of volume two: "J.H. from J.L." John Holmes was the brother of
Oliver Wendell Holmes, and one of Lowell's two closest friends outside his
family (C. E. Norton was the other).

JRL 88 Samuel Batchelder, Jr., comp. Poetry of the Bells.
Cambridge, 1858.
BAL 13092. Original brown AR cloth, edges red, bevelled covers. Binding label
of Lemon, Fields, inside front cover. Contains the first printing of "Godminster
Chimes" (pp. 57-60), collected in Under the Willows (1869). Reprints "An Inci-
dent of the Fire at Hamburg" from Poems, Second Series (1848).

JRL 89 Harvard College. Report of the Committee of the Association of the
Alumni of Harvard College Appointed to Take Into Consideration the
State of the College Library. Cambridge, 1858.
BAL 13094. Original gray-green printed wrappers. Contains Lowell's "State-
ment" informing the Librarian of the needs of the Department of Belles-Lettres.

JRL 90 The Biglow Papers. Newly Edited. London, 1859.
BAL 13097. State A. Original green BD cloth. A reprint of the 1848 edition,
edited by Thomas Hughes, and first printing of a brief letter from Lowell
(September 14, 1859) as part of the Publisher's Preface.
Inscribed to Lowell from the publishers: 'J. R. Lowell Esq. with the Publish-
ers' Compliments." Although Lowell's library was bequeathed to Harvard, the
family retained many books, and Parkman Howe noted it "came from one of
his relatives."
Copy 2: state B.

JRL 91 Gifts of Genius: A Miscellany of Prose and Poetry, by American
Authors. New York [1859]









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BAL 13098 and 3717. Original boards, roan back. Contains the first printing of
"Sea-Weed" (pp. 89-90), collected in Under the Willows (1869).

JRL 92 Boston Burns Club. Celebration of the Hundredth Anniversary of the
Birth of Robert Burns .. January 25th, 1859. Boston, 1859.
BAL 13099 and 8783. Contains the first printing of "At the Burns Centennial"
(pp. 55-59, under the title "Poem"), collected in Heartsease and Rue (1888).

JRL 93 The Biglow Papers. London, 1859.
BAL 13273. Rebound in half calf, a.e.g. John Camden Hotten, the infamous
English pirate, edited this volume. "Lowell had nothing to do with this edi-
tion."-BAL. The book contains a single illustration by George Cruikshank.
Inscribed in ink on p. [iii]: "Chas Hy Fox, Brislington, 1860."

JRL 94 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1859. Boston, 1859.
Contains the first printing of Lowell's review of Longfellow's The Courtship of
Miles Standish (p. 129). Also contains the first printing of the first half of "White's
Shakespeare" (p. III).

JRL 95 The Atlantic Monthly. February, 1859. Boston, 1859.
Contains the first printing of the second half of "White's Shakespeare," appar-
ently not reprinted.

JRL 96 The Atlantic Monthly. May, 1859. Boston, 1859.
Contains the first printing of "Bittersweet" (p. 651), apparently not reprinted.

JRL 97 The Atlantic Monthly. June, 1859. Boston, 1859.
Contains the first printings of Lowell's reviews of Trubner's Bibliographical Guide
to American Literature (p. 775), Allibone's Dictionary ofAuthors (p. 775), and the Index
to the Catalogue of Boston City Library (p. 777).

JRL 98 The Atlantic Monthly. July, 1859. Boston, 1859.
Contains the first printing of Lowell's reviews of Parson's Memoirs of Theophilus
Parsons, and Richard Henry Dana,Jr.'s To Cuba and Back (p. 132).








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JRL 99 The Atlantic Monthly. September, 1859. Boston, 1859.
Contains the first printings of Lowell's reviews of Copeland's Country Life
(p. 254), Palmer's The New and the Old (p. 383), and Palmer's Up and Down the
Irrawadi (p. 383).

JRL 100 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1859. Boston, 1859.
Contains the first printings of Lowell's reviews of Bartlett's Dictionary ofAmerican-
isms (p. 638) and Coolidge and Mansfield's History and Description of New England
(p. 645). Also contains the first printing of "Reply to the 'Statement of Trustees'
of the Dudley Observatory" (p. 650).

JRL 101 The Atlantic Monthly. December, 1859. Boston, 1859.
Contains the first printings of Lowell's reviews of Milburn's Ten Years of Preacher-
Life (p. 770), A First Lesson in Natural History (p. 773), and Browning's Forty-Four
Years of the Life ofa Hunter (p. 777). Also contains the first printing of "Italy, 1859"
(p. 738), collected in Under the Willows (1869).

JRL 102 The Atlantic Monthly. February, 1860. Boston, 1860.
Contains the first printing of a review of Spofford's Sir Rohan's Ghost (p. 252).

JRL 103 The Atlantic Monthly. March, 1860. Boston, 1860.
Contains the first printing of "L'Envoi to the Muse" (p. 310), collected in Under
the Willows (1869).

JRL 104 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1860. Boston, 1860.
Contains the first printings of Lowell's reviews of Marsh's Lectures on the English
Language (p. 508), Hawthorne's The Marble Faun (p. 509), and Howells's and Pi-
att's Poems by Two Friends (p. 51o). The Hawthorne review was collected in The
Round Table (1913).
Lowell's generous review of Howells's first book of poems encouraged the
young unknown poet to visit Cambridge later that same year. Through Low-
ell's kind letters of introduction he met most of the great authors of the day,
and embarked on a literary career that would span sixty years and center on
Boston.








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JRL 105 The Atlantic Monthly. May, 186o. Boston, 1860.
Contains the first printings of reviews of Norton's Notes of Travel and Study in Italy
(p. 629), and Webster's Dictionary of the English Language (p. 631).

JRL 106 The Atlantic Monthly. June, I860. Boston, 1860.
Contains the first printing of reviews of Cole's Dies Irae (p. 752) and Collins's
Voyage Down the Amoor (p. 757). Also contains the first printing of "Fresh Hearts
That Failed Three Thousand Years Ago" (p. 759).

JRL 107 The Atlantic Monthly. July, 1860. Boston, 186o.
Contains the first printing of "The New Tariff Bill" (p. 124).

JRL 108 The Atlantic Monthly. August, 186o. Boston, 186o.
Contains the first printing of a review of Wedgwood's Dictionary of English Ety-
mology (p. 248).

JRL 109 The Atlantic Monthly. September, 186o. Boston, 186o.
Contains the first printings of reviews of Leslie's Autobiographical Recollections
(p. 373), Trowbridge's Old Battle Ground (p. 376), and "July Reviewed by Septem-
ber" (p. 378, with W. B. Rogers).

JRL 110 The Atlantic Monthly. October, 186o. Boston, 1860.
Contains the first printing of"The Election in November" (p. 492), collected in
Political Essays.

JRL 1 1 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 186o. Boston, 186o.
Contains the first printing of reviews of Whittier's Home Ballads and Poems
(p. 637) and Olmsted's A Journey in the Back Country (p. 637).

JRL 112 The Atlantic Monthly. December, 1860. Boston, 186o.
Contains the first printings of reviews of Bryant's A Forest Hymn, Palmer's Folk
Songs and Loves and Heroines of the Poets (p. 761). Also contains "A Plea for Free-
dom From Speech and Figures of Speech Makers" (p. 740).








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JRL 113 The Atlantic Monthly.January, 1861. Boston, 1861.
Contains the first printing of "The Question of the Hour" (p. 117). Also con-
tains first printings of reviews of Prior's Ancient Danish Ballads (p. 124), Cham-
bers's Edinburgh Papers (p. 125), and Holland's Miss Gilbert's Career (p. 125).

JRL 114 The Atlantic Monthly. February, 1861. Boston, 1861.
Contains the first printing of "E Pluribus Unum" (p. 235), collected in Political
Essays (1888), and his review of Emerson's Conduct ofLife (p. 254).

JRL 115 The Atlantic Monthly. March, 1861. Boston, 1861.
Contains the first printing of reviews of James Parton's Life of Andrew Jackson
(p. 381) and Rose Terry's Poems (p. 382).

JRL 116 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1861. Boston, 1861.
Contains the first printing of a review of Holmes's Elsie Venner (p. 509), collected
in The Round Table (1913).

JRL 117 The Atlantic Monthly.June, 1861. Boston, 1861.
Contains the first printing of "The Pickens-and-Stealin's Rebellion" (p. 757),
collected in Political Essays (1888).
This was the final issue of the magazine to be edited by Lowell, who wrote
on May 23, 1861, to his friend (and the new editor)James T. Fields that "I lay
aside my paper crown & feather sceptre." Feeling overworked, but grateful for
the experience, he thanked Fields and invited him to Elmwood, and remarked
"You will be surprised before long to find how easily you get on without me, &
wonder that you ever thought me a necessity."

JRL 118 The Atlantic Monthly. September, 1861. Boston, 1861.
Contains the first printing of"Ode to Happiness" (p. 365), collected in Under the
Willows (1869).

JRL 119 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1861. Boston, 1861.
Contains the first printing of "The Washers of the Shroud" (p. 641), collected in
Under the Willows (1869).








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JRL 120 The Atlantic Monthly. December, 1861. Boston, 1861.
Contains the first printing of "Self Possession vs. Prepossession" (p. 761).

JRL 121 James T. Fields, ed. Favorite Authors. A Companion Book of Prose
and Poetry. Boston, 1861.
BAL 13101. Original blue BD cloth, fully gilt, a.e.g. Contains the first true book
printing of "Cambridge Worthies-Thirty Years Ago" (pp. 270-93), collected in
Fireside Travels (1864). See BAL for a previous printing of this sketch.
The Carroll A. Wilson copy, with his bookplate. Old ink rubber-stamp name
on front and back: "Chas. B. Williams." Pencil note on front end paper: "Gris-
wold Auction, June, 1901."

JRL 122 Adelaide A. Procter, ed. The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Origi-
nal Contributions in Poetry and Prose. London, i861.
BAL 13102. Original blue P cloth, fully gilt, a.e.g. Contains the first printing of
"The Fatal Curiosity" (pp. 83-84), collected in Uncollected Poems (1950).

JRL 123 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Contains the first printing of the first part of "Birdofredum Sawin Esq. to Mr.
Hosea Biglow" (p. 126), collected in The Biglow Papers, Second Series, Part I (Lon-
don, 1862) and The Biglow Papers, Second Series (Boston, 1867). Also contains the
first printings of reviews of Arnold's On Translating Homer (p. 142), Newman's
Homeric Translation in Theory and Practice (p. 142), and Muller's Lectures on the Science
of Language (p. 140).

JRL 124 The Atlantic Monthly. February, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Contains the first printing of"Mason and Slidell; A Yankee Idyll" (p. 259), pub-
lished also as an offprint (seeJRL 129), and collected in The Biglow Papers, Second
Series, Part I (London, 1862) and The Biglow Papers, Second Series (Boston, 1867).

JRL 125 The Atlantic Monthly. March, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Contains the second part of "Birdofredum Sawin, Esq. to Mr. Hosea Biglow"
(p. 385), collected in The Biglow Papers, Second Series, Part I (London, 1862) and
The Biglow Papers, Second Series (Boston, 1867).








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JRL 126 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Contains the first printings of "Festina Lente" and "A Message ofJeffDavis in
Secret Session" (p. 512), both collected in The Biglow Papers, Second Series, Part IV
(London, 1862) and The Biglow Papers, Second Series (Boston, 1867).

JRL 127 The Atlantic Monthly. May, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Contains the first printing of "Speech of Honble Preserved Doe in Secret Cau-
cus" (p. 841), collected in The Biglow Papers, Second Series, Part V(London, 1862)
and The Biglow Papers, Second Series (Boston, 1867).

JRL 128 The Atlantic Monthly. June, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Contains the first printing of"Sun Thin in the Pastoral Line" (p. 790), collected
in The Biglow Papers, Second Series, Part VI (London, 1862) and The Biglow Papers,
Second Series (Boston, 1867).

JRL 129 Mason and Slidell: A Yankee Idyll. [Boston, 1862]
BAL 13103. This offprint from the slightly altered plates of the February Atlantic
Monthly, was once considered one of the rarest first printings of nineteenth cen-
tury American literature, but BAL locates six copies. The Howe copy and a
copy that surfaced in the early 1970s bring the known copies to eight-fewer
than Poe's fabled first book, Tamerlane.
A note on the first page reads "1863 Feb. 10. Gift of Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow of Cambridge." The note is not in Longfellow's hand. Also present
is the embossed stamp of Harvard College Library with the note: "Duplicate
exchanged, Wm. C. Lane, Librarian, Dec. 1902."

JRL 130 The Biglow Papers ... Second Series. Part I. Authorized Edition.
London, 1862.
BAL 13104, state A. Original gray-green printed wrappers.
Inscribed in ink on front wrapper from the publisher: "F. J. Furivall from
Mr. Trubner, Feby 12, 1862." This copy is cited by BAL.

JRL 131 The Biglow Papers ... Second Series. Part I... Authorized Edition.
London, 1862.
BAL 13104, state B. Original pink printed wrappers (rear wrapper wanting).









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JRL 132 Only Once. Original Papers, by Various Contributors. Published for
the Benefit of the New York Infirmary for Women and Children.
New York, 1862.
BAL 13105 and 11183. No printer's imprint present. Original gray printed wrap-
pers. Contains the first printing of "Before the Embers" (p. 6), partly reprinted
in Heartsease and Rue (1888) under the title "My Portrait Gallery" and reprinted
in full in Uncollected Poems (1950).
Copy 2: imprint of John F. Trow at foot of front wrapper. Original buff
printed wrappers.

JRL 133 The Biglow Papers... Second Series. Part II... Authorized Edition.
London, 1862.
BAL 13106. Page 73 correctly numbered as in the earliest copies. Original pink
printed wrappers.

JRL 134 I Pesceballo. Cambridge, 1862.
BAL I3107. First printing. Rebound in half morocco.
From the library of early American book collector DeWitt Miller (1857-
1911). Miller was a traveling lecturer who built a huge library of American (and
other) literary first editions at a time when few others were collecting in this
field. Miller bought this copy from a Mrs. W. O. Johnson in December, 1900,
and in her letters to Miller she describes the circumstances of an early perfor-
mance, noting that it was "performed in Private in Cambridge for the benefit
of the Sanitary Commission." She adds, "it is the real Libretto as sung when I
heard it given for the Sanitary Commission in Cambridge in 1862. Mrs. B. A.
Gould & F. H. Underwood taking the Soprano and Bass parts."

JRL 135 IlPesceballo. Cambridge, 1862.
BAL I3107. Second printing. Self-wrapper, stitched as issued.
Inscribed in ink: "Emma A. Parsons, May, 1862, Cambridge," and on back
wrapper "given at the house of Miss Bessie Parsons, Cambridge, Mass." Liv-
ingston notes that Chamberlain had seen a similar inscription in the Wakeman
copy ("Given at the house of Miss Parsons, Garden St., May 6, 1862.") and vis-
ited the family of Miss Parsons in December, 1902, where he saw this copy in
their possession.









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JRL 136 IlPesceballo. Cambridge, 1862.
BAL 13107. Third printing. Bound with other pieces in contemporary three-
quarter morocco. Spine lettered: "Comic Pieces."
Pencil annotations identify the author as Professor Francis Child, and Lowell
as the translator, and identify the actors, verifying the information supplied by
Mrs. Johnson to DeWitt Miller (JRL 128).

JRL 137 The Biglow Papers Second Series. Part III Authorized
Edition. London, 1862.
BAL 13108. Original pink printed wrappers.
This volume and parts I and II are from the library of Carroll A. Wilson,
with his bookplate.

JRL 138 Grand Opera, For the Benefit of the People of East Tennessee .
II Pesceballo. [N.p., ca. 1862]
Broadside, 83/4 x 5 inches. Unrecorded by BAL; no copies recorded in the
Arnold, Chamberlain, Wakeman, or Wilson collections. This broadside an-
nounces performances scheduled for May io, 12, 14, but gives no year. Charles
Eliot Norton, in his account written for the Caxton Club edition of 1899, says
thisjeu d'esprit was "sung frequently in Boston and vicinity during the later years
of the Civil War, the proceeds being turned over to Edward Everett for his
fund for the relief of the loyal people of East Tennessee who had been impov-
erished by the war."
Signature in ink at upper margin: "F.J. Brown" and in ink in another hand:
"1864."

JRL 139 Jonathan to John. Words by Hosea Bigelow. Music Composed by
F. Boott. Boston, 1862.
BAL 13277. Original pictorial printed wrappers. The text is reprinted from
"Mason and Slidell," collected in Biglow Papers, Second Series (London, 1862;
Boston, 1867).

JRL 140 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1863. Boston, 1863.
Contains the first printing of "In the Half-Way House" (p. 26), collected in
Heartsease and Rue (1888).








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JRL 141 The Atlantic Monthly. February, 1863. Boston, 1863.
Contains the first American printing of "Latest View of Mr. Biglow" (p. 260),
reprinted from The Biglow Papers, Second Series (London, 1862), and collected in
The Biglow Papers, Second Series (Boston, 1867).

JRL 142 The Atlantic Monthly. March, 1863. Boston, 1863.
Contains the first printing of a review of W. H. Russell's My Diary, North and
South (p. 391).

JRL 143 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1863. Boston, 1863.
Contains the first printing of a review of William Wetmore Story's Robe di Roma
(p. 515). Also contains the first printing of "The Black Preacher" (p. 465), col-
lected in Heartsease and Rue (1888). Ten years later Lowell revisited Rome, stay-
ing with the Storys.

JRL 144 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1863. Boston, 1863.
Contains the first printing of "Two Scenes From the Life of Blondel, Autumn,
1863" (p. 576), collected in Under the Willows (1869).

JRL 145 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1864. Boston, 1864.
Contains the first printing of "Memoriae Positum, R. G. Shaw" (p. 88), collected
in Under the Willows (1869). Learning of Robert Gould Shaw's death while lead-
ing his Negro regiment into battle in 1863, Lowell wrote to Shaw's mother that
he would rather his name be as blest as Shaw's "through all the hovels of an
outcast race, than blaring from all the trumpets of repute." SeeJRL 44 note.

JRL 146 The President's Policy. Philadelphia, 1864.
BAL 13111. Original salmon printed wrappers. Reprinted from the January,
1864, North American Review. Lowell and Charles Eliot Norton had become edi-
tors of the magazine with that issue. Revised and collected in My Study Windows
(1871) as "Abraham Lincoln."

JRL 147 The Spirit of the Fair. New York, 1864.
BAL 13112 and II186. Original 17 numbers, folded as issued in original printed
wrappers. Contains in number 7 the first printing of "To a Friend Who Sent
Me a Meerschaum" (pp. 79-80), collected in Heartsease and Rue.









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JRL 148 John Pendleton Kennedy and Alexander Bliss, eds. Auto-
graph Leaves of Our Country's Authors. Baltimore, 1864.
BAL 13113. Original deep purple cloth, gilt, t.e.g. Contains the first printing of
the final version of "The Courtin'" (pp. 107-12), collected in The Biglow Papers,
Second Series (1867). Shorter versions had appeared in The Biglow Papers (1848)
and the Blue & Gold Edition of The Poetical Works (1858). This remarkable an-
thology was printed entirely from lithographs reproducing the contributors'
original manuscripts. For a sampling of the contents see RHD 22.
The Stephen H. Wakeman copy, with his bookplate and pencil notes in-
serted.


JRL 149 Memorial R.G.S. Cambridge, 1864.
BAL 13114, 3197 and 5240 (Emerson). Myerson D49. Original three-quarter mo-
rocco and rust boards, untrimmed. Contains the first book printing of a letter
from Lowell and "Memoriae Positum R.G.S." (pp. 188-91) printed previously in
The Atlantic Monthly forJanuary, 1864, and collected in Under the Willows (1869).
Contains contributions from many others, the most famous being Emerson's
poem, "Voluntaries."
Inscribed in ink on the front end paper by Robert Gould Shaw's mother:
"Sarah C. Atkinson with the love of her cousin S[arah] B. S[haw]." Later the
property of William Parsons Atkinson.


JRL 150 Frank Moore, ed. Lyrics of Loyalty. New York, 1864.
BAL VI, p. 88, col. 2, and 1203 (main entry). Myerson G46. Later plain boards,
uncut. Reprints "The Present Crisis" (pp. 234-37) from Poems, Second Series
(1848), collected in Poems (1877).
Soiling on the first and last leaves indicates that this set of uncut sheets re-
mained unbound for some time before being put into binding. The publisher's
original binding was half skiver and cloth boards.


JRL 151 The Biglow Papers ... Second Series. Authorized Edition.
London, 1864.
BAL 13116. Form I. Original pink printed wrappers. This edition was made up
of original sheets from the 1862 printings of parts I, II, and III, with the prelim-
inary matter cancelled, and an additional signature (pp. 122-33). In this copy
page 73 (Part II) is in the later state. The book was also reprinted (form 2) from
the original setting, with the original printer's imprint (Clay-Taylor) deleted









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from pages 52 and 90.
The Carroll A. Wilson copy, with bookplate.

JRL 152 Fireside Travels. Boston, 1864.
BAL 13117. State A. Original green P cloth.
Inscribed in ink by Lowell to John Holmes, the brother of Oliver Wendell
Holmes: "ToJ. H. with love fromJ.R.L. 9th Sept. 1864."
Copy 2, state A. Original lavender P cloth.

JRL 153 The Boatswain's Whistle. Published at the National Sailors' Fair.
Boston, 1864.
BAL 13118 and 1416. Ten numbers, in original wrappers. Edited in part by
Lowell.
Name in ink on front wrapper: "James L. Little, Jr."
Another copy: bound without wrappers in contemporary full black morocco,
fully gilt, a.e.g.

JRL.154 Alone! Alone! Serenade .. Music by Geo. Boweryem.
New York, 1864.
BAL 13282. Original printed wrappers. Reprinted from A Year's Life (1841, un-
der the title "Serenade").

JRL 155 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1865. Boston, 1865.
Contains the first printing of "On Board the Seventy-Six" (p. 107), which was
first printed in book form in The Bryant Festival, and collected in Under the Wil-
lows (1869).

JRL 156 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1865. Boston, 1865.
Contains the first printing of "Mr. Hosea Biglow to the Editor of the Atlantic
Monthly" (p. 501), collected in The Biglow Papers, Second Series (London, 1865;
Boston, 1867).

JRL 157 The Atlantic Monthly. May, 1865. Boston, 1865.
Contains the first printing of"Gold Egg; A Dream Fantasy" (p. 528), collected
in Under the Willows (1869).








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JRL 158 The Bryant Festival at "The Century." New York, 1865.
BAL 13119 and 1692. Original half morocco, gilt, uncut. No. 59 of 150 large
paper copies. Contains the first printing of an extract of a letter from Lowell
(p. 59) and the first book printing of "On Board the Seventy-Six" (pp. 59-61),
collected in Under the Willows (1869).
Inscribed in ink on front endpaper: "Launt Thompson with the kind regards
of C. H. Ludington, Feby 1866." Signed by Bryant (twice), Bayard Taylor,
George H. Boker, Thomas Buchanan Read, Daniel Huntington, Richard
Henry Dana (Florence, Dec. i, 1880), Richard Henry Stoddard, and Henry T.
Tuckerman. All of these people contributed to the volume or participated at
the dinner in Bryant's honor. Most of the signatures are dated March or April,
1866.

JRL 159 Ode Recited at the Commemoration of the Living and Dead Soldiers of
Harvard University, July 21, 1865. Cambridge, 1865.
BAL 13120. No 5 of 50 privately printed copies. Original gray paper-covered
boards, paper label on front cover, t.e.g.
Inscribed in ink by Lowell to George William Curtis: "G. W. Curtis with
affectionate regards ofJ.R.L. 3rd Septr. 1865." Curtis was a novelist, travel-
writer, editor, and life-long friend of Lowell who served as a pallbearer at his
funeral.

JRL 160 The Atlantic Monthly. September, 1865. Boston, 1865.
Contains the first public printing of "Ode Recited at the Harvard Commemo-
rationJuly 21, 1865" (p. 364), previously printed in a private edition of 50 copies
(JRL 159).

JRL 161 The Biglow Papers, Second Series, Authorized People's Edition.
London, 1865.
BAL 13121. Original pink printed wrappers. A reprint of the first complete Eng-
lish edition (London, 1864) with the addition of the first book printing of "Mr.
Hosea Biglow to the Editor of the Atlantic Monthly" (pp. 134-41).

JRL 162 The Atlantic Monthly. May, 1866. Boston, 1866.
Contains the first printing of "Mr. Hosea Biglow's Speech in March Meeting"
(p. 335), collected in Biglow Papers, Second Series (Boston, 1867).








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JRL 163 James T. Fields, ed. Good Companyfor Every Day in the Year.
Boston, 1866.
BAL 13122. Original green C cloth, fully gilt. Contains the first book printing of
"Dara" (pp. 16-I8), collected in Under the Willows (1869).

JRL 164 The Atlantic Monthly. July, 1866. Boston, 1866.
Contains the first printing of "To Mr. John Bartlett, Who Had Sent Me a
Seven-Pound Trout" (pp. 47-48), which was then printed separately in leaflet
form and collected in Under the Willows (1869). Although the leaflet is dated at
Elmwood, 1858, BAL established that this indicates merely the date of the
poem rather than the date of the printing, and further established that the
leaflet was printed first on paper not manufactured until after 1865, and
reprinted in leaflet form in 1882 (JRL 221).

JRL 165 The Atlantic Monthly. August, 1866. Boston, 1866.
Contains the first printing of "The Miner" (p. 158), collected in Under the Wil-
lows (1869).

JRL 166 Our Young Folks. An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls.
January, 1867. Boston, 1867.
Contains the first printing of "Hob Gobling's Song," collected in Uncollected
Poems (1950).

JRL 167 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1867. Boston, 1867.
Contains the first printing of "Fitz-Adam's Story" (p. 17), collected in Heartsease
and Rue (1888).

JRL 168 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1867. Boston, 1867.
Contains the first printing of"A Familiar Epistle to a Friend" (p. 488), collected
in Under the Willows (1869).

JRL 169 The Atlantic Monthly. July, 1867. Boston, 1867.
Contains the first printing of"An Ember Picture" (p. 99), collected in Under the
Willows (1869).









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JRL 170 Our Young Folks. An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls.
July, 1867. Boston, 1867.
Contains the first printing of "Uncle Cobus's Story" (p. 141), apparently un-
collected.

JRL 171 The Biglow Papers. Second Series. Boston, 1867.
BAL I3126. First of three printings. Original green C cloth.
Lowell's personal copy, with his signature on the half-title and eleven pages
of the introduction bearing his notes. PDH: "This came to me via Goodspeed
from Lowell's grandson Dr. Francis Lowell Burnett."

JRL 172 The Biglow Papers [with] The Biglow Papers. Second Series.
2 vols. Boston, 1867.
BAL 13126. Large paper edition, second printing. Original purple C cloth.
Twelve copies of the large paper edition were printed, and all but one copy
were lost by the binder; the surviving copy, in full black morocco (now at the
New York Public Library), was presented by Lowell to Judge E. Rockwood
Hoar with a letter explaining the loss of the other copies. To compensate, an-
other large paper printing was made of II or 12 copies, of which this is one.
From the library of Lowell's daughter, Mabel Lowell Burnett, with her sig-
nature on the half-title of the first volume and on the title-page of the second.

JRL 173 Donald Grant Mitchell and Oliver Wendell Holmes, eds.
The Atlantic Almanac. 1868. Boston, 1867.
BAL 266, and VI, p. 89, col. 2. Original color lithographed wrappers. Contains
"AJune Day," reprinted from The Vision of Sir Launfal (1848).

JRL 174 The Atlantic Monthly. August, 1868. Boston, 1868.
Contains the first printing of "The Foot-Path" (p. 252), collected in Under the
Willows (1869).

JRL 175 Donald Grant Mitchell and Oliver Wendell Holmes, eds.
The Atlantic Almanac. 1869. Boston, 1868.
BAL 13128. Original color lithographed wrappers. Contains the first printing of
"My Garden Acquaintance" (pp. 32-37), collected in My Study Windows (1871).









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JRL 176 Under the Willows and Other Poems. Boston, 1869.
BAL 13129. State B. Binding A. Original green C cloth.
Inscribed by Lowell to the sister of his first wife: "To Lois L. Howe with the
Author's love. 20th Nov. 1868." Lowell removed the errata slip (leaving a small
stub) and made a correction in pencil on page 224.

JRL 177 Under the Willows and Other Poems. Boston, 1869.
BAL I3129. State B. Binding A. Original purple C cloth. Errata slip present.
Inscribed by Lowell to George William Curtis, "with the author's love. 28th
Novr. 1868." See alsoJRL MS 14.
Another copy, state B. Binding A. Original terra cotta C cloth. Errata slip
present.
Ink signature on title-page: "C. W. Willard."

JRL 178 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1869. Boston, 1869.
Contains the first printing of "The Flying Dutchman" (p. 27), collected in
Heartsease and Rue (1888), and "On a Certain Condescension in Foreigners" (p.
82), collected in My Study Windows (1871).

JRL 179 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1870. Boston, 1870.
Contains the first printing of "The Cathedral" (p. i), reprinted in book form
later that year (JRL 181).

JRL 180 The Atlantic Monthly. August, September, October, Decem-
ber, 1870, andJune, 1871. 5 nos. Boston, 1870-71.
Contains the first printing of "A Virginian in New England Thirty-Five Years
Ago," apparently uncollected.

JRL 181 The Cathedral. Boston, 1870.
BAL 13135. Original green C cloth.
Inscribed by Lowell: "To E. P. Whipple: With the Author's Kind regards, I8th
Decr 1869." Edwin Percy Whipple, the essayist and critic, helped organize The
Atlantic Monthly, became acquainted with Lowell through their memberships in
various clubs, and published articles in The North American Review, edited by Lowell.









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The Stephen H. Wakeman copy, with his bookplate.
Another copy: original full morocco, a.e.g., unrecorded in this binding.

JRL 182 Among My Books. Boston, 1870.
BAL 13136. First printing. Original green C cloth.
The signature of Lois L. Howe, Lowell's sister-in-law, in pencil on front fly-
leaf and on the rear endpaper: "L. L. Howe."
Copy 2: reprint B (A?) with the unsigned gathering in 4 at front. Original
terra cotta C cloth.
Copy 3: reprint B (A?). Original purple C cloth.

JRL 183 Tributes to the Memory of Hon. John Pendleton Kennedy.
Boston, 1870.
BAL 13137. Original self-wrapper. Contains Lowell's comments on Kennedy
(pp. 12-14), reprinted in Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Sociey, 1869-7o,
but not collected.
In ink on front wrapper: "Mrs. Geo. Gardner with Mr. [Robert C.] Win-
throp's best regards." The Jacob Chester Chamberlain copy with his ticket at
rear, with his note indicating he acquired it from P. K. Foley, the Boston book-
seller and bibliographer, in March, 1901.

JRL 184 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. The Poets and Poetry of
Europe. With Introductions and Biographical Notes. Boston, 1871.
BAL 13138 and 9554. Original green embossed AR and P cloth. Contains the
first printing of Lowell's translation of Voltaire's "To Madame du Chatelet" (p.
841), collected in Uncollected Poems (1950). The first edition of this work (1845) did
not contain anything by Lowell.
Inscribed by Longfellow in ink on the flyleaf: "Mr. Bigelow [sic] with best re-
gards of Henry W. Longfellow. Nov. 28, 1870."

JRL 185 My Study Windows. Boston, 1871.
BAL 13139. Fourth printing, variant. Original green C cloth. This copy has the
readings of the fourth printing but the ad appears on p. [ii] rather than p. [i].
Primary binding with Fields, Osgood monogram present.
Bookplate of George B. Fessenden, with his ink signature on tite.









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JRL 186 Reception Tendered by the Members of the Union League of Philadel-
phia to George H. Boker, Minister of the United States to Turkey. Fri-
day Evening, December 22, 1871. Philadelphia, 1872.
BAL I, p. 247, col. 2 (Boker). Unrecorded by Livingston and Cooke. Original
cream printed wrappers. 27.2 cm., frontispiece, [i]-94. Contains the first print-
ing of a letter from Lowell on page 61, apparently uncollected. BAL records this
volume under George H. Boker only. Other contributors were Bryant, Fields,
Holmes, Longfellow, Whipple, Aldrich, and G. W. Curtis.

JRL 187 William W. Tucker, ed. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke
Alexis in the United States ofAmerica During the Winter of 1871-72.
Cambridge, 1872.
BAL 13141. Original brown morocco, fully gilt, a.e.g. Privately printed. "Bound
at the Riverside Press" printed at lower corner, verso of front free endpaper, a
very early signed example of their work. Contains the first printing of a speech
(pp. 102-04), apparently uncollected.

JRL 188 Jeffies Wyman. Memorial Meeting of the Boston Society of Natural
History. October 7, 1874. [N.p. 1874]
BAL I3143. Original gray printed wrappers, uncut. Contains the first book
printing of "Jeffries Wyman" (p. 3), collected in Heartsease and Rue (1888), and
printed previously in The Nation for October 8, 1874.

JRL 189 The Courtin'. Illustrated by Winslow Homer. Boston, 1874.
BAL 13306. First separate edition. Original green C cloth, a.e.g.
An inscription on the front flyleaf is obliterated by a label dated "Christmas,
1873."

JRL 190 The Atlantic Monthly. May, 1874. Boston, 1874.
Contains the first printing of "Agassiz" (p. 386), collected in Heartsease and Rue
(1888).

JRL 191 The Ark. February 25, 1875. Boston, 1875.
BAL 281 and VI, p. 91, col. 2. Vol. i, no. 4 of this occasional periodical; bound








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with Vol. I, nos. 1-8 (February 22-March 2), all issued. Contemporary three-
quarter sheep, double labels. Contains a single stanza extracted from The Vision
of Sir Launfal (1848). Bookplate of Essex Institute, with their release stamp.

JRL 192 The Atlantic Monthly. May, 1875. Boston, 1875.
Contains the first printing of "Sonnet to Fanny Alexander" (p. 560), collected
in Heartsease and Rue (1888).

JRL 193 The Atlantic Monthly. June, 1875. Boston, 1875.
Contains the first printing of "Ode Read at the One Hundredth Anniversary of
the Fight at Concord Bridge, g9th April, 1875" (p. 730), collected in Three Memo-
rial Poems (1877).

JRL 194 The Atlantic Monthly. July, 1875. Boston, 1875.
Contains the first printing of "On Being Asked for an Autograph in Venice"
and "Scottish Border" (p. 37), both collected in Heartsease and Rue (1888).

JRL 195 The Atlantic Monthly. August, 1875. Boston, 1875.
Contains the first printing of "Under the Great Elm" (p. 221), first printed in
book form in Cambridge in the "Centennial" (1875), and collected in Three Memorial
Poems (1877).

JRL 196 Cambridge in the "Centennial." Proceedings, July 3, 1875, in Celebra-
tion of the Centennial Anniversary of Washington's Taking Command
of the Continental Army, on Cambridge Common.
Cambridge, 1875.
BAL I3147. Original terra cotta P cloth. Contains the first book printing of
"Under the Great Elm" (pp. 27-38, under the title "Poem"), reprinted from the
August, 1875, Atlantic Monthly and collected in Three Memorial Poems (1877). Also
contains Lowell's remarks introducing Oliver Wendell Holmes (p. 87).

JRL 197 The Atlantic Monthly. September, 1875. Boston, 1875.
Contains the first printing of "The Dancing Bear" (p. 329), collected in Hearts-
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JRL 198 Joseph Winlock. Died June II, 1875. [N.p. 1875]
BAL 13149. Single sheet, folded to four pages. Contains Lowell's poem on Win-
lock, reprinted from The Nation for June 17, 1875; collected in Heartsease and Rue
(1888).
BAL's entry was on the basis of this unique copy, tipped into a copy of Low-
ell's Poetical Works (1887; seeJRL 247) that carries the inscription: "Isabella L.
Winlock from W.C.W. Christmas, 1887, Cambridge," and in another hand,
"Alice Murphy."

JRL 199 The World's Fair, 1876, and Tempora Mutantur.
New York [1876?]
BAL 13150. Single sheet folded to 8 pp. Self-wrapper. Reprints "The World's
Fair, 1876" from The Nation for August 5, 1875, collected in Uncollected Poems
(1950); and "Tempora Mutantur" from The Nation for August 26, 1875, collected
in Heartsease and Rue (1888).
BAL made its entry on the basis of this unique copy.

JRL 200 William Gill, comp. Laurel Leaves. Original Poems, Stories and
Essays. Boston, 1876.
BAL 13151 and 116. Original green S cloth, a.e.g. Contains the first printing of
"Gloria Mundi" (p. 103) and the first book printing of"To a Friend Who Gave
Me a Group of Weeds and Grasses" (p. 399), both collected in Heartsease and Rue
(1888). The former was revised and retitled "The Eye's Treasury." The latter
had been previously published in The Mercantile (Boston, March 21, I875 .
Slip laid in presenting this volume to "Mrs. Damon from the 'girls of her
Sabbath School class.' Dec. 24, 1875."

JRL 201 Among My Books. Second Series. Boston, 1876.
BAL 13152. First issue. Later state of binding with Houghton, Osgood mono-
gram rather than Fields, Osgood monogram. Original green C cloth.
In ink on title-page: "Helen Mulluron[?]."

JRL 202 Among My Books. Second Series. Boston, 1876.
BAL I3152. Second issue. First state of binding. Original green C cloth.
Inscribed by Lowell to Christopher P. Cranch: "C.P.C. with the affectionate
regards ofJ.R.L. 13th Jany 1876." Cranch has signed the volume ("C. P.








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Cranch") and made a few pencil annotations in the essay on William
Wordsworth. Cranch, a major Transcendentalist, is best remembered for his
comic drawing depicting R. W. Emerson as a gigantic sauntering eyeball.

JRL 203 The Atlantic Monthly. December, 1876. Boston, 1876.
Contains the first printing of"An Ode for the Fourth ofJuly 1876" (p. 740), col-
lected in Three Memorial Poems (1877).

JRL 204 Proceedings at the Centennial Celebration of Concord Fight April i9,
1875. Concord, 1876.
BAL 13153. Original gray-green printed wrappers, uncut. Contains the first
book printing of "Ode Read at the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Fight at
Concord Bridge 19th April, 1875" (pp. 82-88), reprinted from the June, 1875,
Atlantic Monthly and collected in Three Memorial Poems (1877).
Copy 2: original purple P cloth, with pencil inscription on flyleaf: "H. N.
Wheeler, Aug. i7th 1876."

JRL 205 Three Memorial Poems Boston, 1877.
BAL 13154. Original blue S cloth.
Lowell's own copy, inscribed on flyleaf: "J. R. Lowell 22nd Decr 1876." PDH:
". .. from the same source as other Lowell items."

JRL 206 The Atlantic Monthly.January, 1877. Boston, 1877.
Contains the first printing of "Birthday Verses" (p. 60), collected in Heartsease
and Rue (1888).

JRL 207 The Atlantic Monthly. July, 1877. Boston, 1877.
Contains the first printing of "Night Watches" (p. 93), collected in Heartsease and
Rue (1888).

JRL 208 Golden Songs of Great Poets.
New York: Sarah H. Leggett, 1877.
BAL 13155. Original full black morocco, gilt autographs on front cover, a.e.g.
Contains the first printing of "The Firefly, A Parable," collected in Heartsease
and Rue (1888) revised and retitled "The Lesson."








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JRL 209 Old South Meeting-House. Report of a Meeting of the Inhabitants of
Cambridge, in Memorial [sic; BAL "Harvard"] Hall, Harvard Col-
lege, January i8th, 1877. Boston, 1877.
BAL 13156. Original printed wrappers. Contains the first printing of Lowell's
"Address" (pp. 6-1o), apparently not reprinted.
Two copies: copy i measures 22.5 cm.; copy 2, 22.8 cm.

JRL 210 On the Occasion of the Departure of the Hon. James Russell Lowell
from Boston, in the Steamship "Parthia," on Saturday, July 14, i877
Boston, 1877.
Unrecorded broadside invitation, 8'/2 x 5'/8 inches, signed in type 'James
Alexander, Cunard Steamship Company, 99 State Street, Boston, July io,
1877." This invitation is made out to a "Miss Laura D. Foote."
President Hayes, via William Dean Howells, offered Lowell his choice of
either the Russian or Austrian diplomatic missions. Lowell declined both and
made an offhand remark that Spain would have been nice. Howells relayed the
remark, the offer was made, and this invitation was sent out by the local Cu-
nard agent to drum up a crowd to give Lowell a ceremonial send-off. Lowell,
who expressed his distaste for such things in several letters, was embarrassed by
all the fuss. In I88o he was transferred to London as American minister and did
not return to the United States until 1885.

JRL 211 Tribute of the Massachusetts Historical Society to the Memory of
Edmund Quincy and John Lothrop Motley. Boston, 1877.
BAL I3158. Original gray-green printed wrappers. Lowell wrote the tribute to
Quincy (pp. 9-II), apparently not reprinted.

JRL 212 The Prophet Music by Miss Carrie A. Smith. Boston, 1877.
BAL I3313. Self-wrapper. "A Parable" reprinted from Poems (1844).

JRL 213 Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, Trans-
mitted to Congress ... December, 1877. Washington, 1877.
BAL VI, p. 100oo, col. I. Stitched, as issued. Contains the correspondence be-
tween Lowell in his capacity as minister to Spain and Secretary of State
William Evarts (pp. 521-25). Lowell thought Evarts a pompous bore and once
remarked that he didn't think he had the intelligence to have written any of his
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JRL 214 Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, Trans-
mitted to Congress ... December 2, 1878. Washington, 1878.
BAL VI, p. 100, col. i. Original black CM cloth. Contains nineteen letters from
Lowell (pp. 764-804).

JRL 215 The Rose. Boston, 1878.
BAL I3321. First separate edition. Original turquoise S cloth. Reprinted from
Poems (1844). The poem was first printed in The Pioneer (1843).

JRL 216 George Parsons Lathrop, ed. A Masque ofPoets. B o s t
1878.
BAL I3159. Regular edition, with the inserted slip present before the title. Orig-
inal black V cloth. Contains the first printing of "My Heart, I Cannot Still It"
(p. 142) and "Red Tape" (p. 153), both collected in Heartsease and Rue (1888)
under new titles: "Auspex" and "The Brakes," respectively. This volume of
anonymous verse is best known for containing the only book printing of Emily
Dickinson's poetry during her lifetime (PDH IV, ED i).
Embossed bookseller's stamp on front free endpaper: "Sidney S. Rider,
Bookseller, Providence [R.I.]."

JRL 217 Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, Trans-
mitted to Congress... December 1, 1879. Washington, 1879.
BAL VI, p. Ioo, col. i. Original black CM cloth. Contains twelve letters from
Lowell (pp. 935-55)-

JRL 218 Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, Trans-
mitted to Congress... December 6, 188o. Washington, 188o.
BAL VI, p. 100, col. i. Original sheep, labels. Contains four letters from Lowell
(pp. 887-90).

JRL 219 Thomas Hughes. True Manliness With an Introduction by
James Russell Lowell. Boston, 188o.
BAL 13162. First printing, with the earlier imprint. Original purple-brown S
cloth. Contains Lowell's "Preliminary Note" (pp. v-vi), apparently not
reprinted.
In ink on the front endpaper in the hand of Lowell's granddaughter:
"Burnett."









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JRL 220 Death of President Garfield. Meeting ofAmericans in London at Exeter
Hall 24 September 1881. London, 1881.
BAL 13166. Printed on laid paper. Original white V cloth, printed in black,
t.e.g., others uncut. Edited by Lowell.
Inscribed by Lowell: "To the Lady Alwyn Compton with kindest memories
& regards ofJ. R. Lowell, London, 12th Decr 1881." Lowell has changed "sin-
cere" to "spontaneous" at page 5, line 7. Contains his "Speech" (pp. 11-21), col-
lected in Democracy and Other Addresses (1887).

JRL 221 Death of President Garfield. Meeting ofAmericans in London at Exeter
Hall 24 September 1881. London, 1881[1883]
BAL 13166. Printed on vellum. Original full black morocco, signed by Bed-
ford. BAL describes this copy at length citing it as the source that establishes the
date of this printing as well as documenting the number of copies printed on
vellum. Line 7 of the first page of the preface reads "spontaneous" rather than
"sincere."
Inscribed by Lowell to the printer: "To Mr. B.F. Stevens, with the sincere
regards ofJ. R. Lowell. (Five copies printed on vellum at the suggestion and un-
der the superintendence of Mr. Stevens.) No. 2." Laid into this copy is Lowell's
letter of transmittal (quoted in BAL), two pages of manuscript for the preface,
one page of manuscript from Lowell's speech, and a letter from Lowell to his
secretary in answer to a telegram from Queen Victoria.

JRL 222 To Mr. John Bartlett, Who Had Sent Me a Seven-Pound Trout.
Cambridge [?1882]
BAL 13125. Printing 3 (of 3). Quarto, folded to four pages. Although the text is
signed in type at end "Elmwood, 1858," BAL makes it clear that the water-
marked paper used was not manufactured until 1865 or later, and that the first
printing of the poem was in The Atlantic Monthly forJuly, 1866. In 1882 Bartlett
had copies printed for insertion in a book on angling, and BAL presumes the
third printing on unwatermarked paper to be that printing. Collected in Under
the Willows (1869).

JRL 223 Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, Trans-
mitted to Congress... December, 1881. Washington, 1882.
BAL VI, p. Ioo, cols. I and 2. Original red P cloth. Contains seventeen letters
from Lowell (pp. 492-545).
Embossed stamp of the Library Company of Philadelphia on title-page.









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JRL 224 Annual Report of the Dante Society, May 16, 1882 [to May 17,
1892]. II vols. Cambridge, 1882-92.
BAL VI, p. 96, col. 2. Original cream printed wrappers. A complete run of the
first eleven annual reports of this society. Contains in the fifth report "Dante,"
reprinted from Among My Books, Second Series (1876). BAL: "Lowell became pres-
ident of the society in 1883 and continued in that office until his death in 1892.
The society's reports, therefore, may contain some evidence of his hand."
Bookplate of Dr. Calvin Gates Page in each volume.

JRL 225 John B. Alden, pub. Choice Literature. October, 1883.
New York, 1883.
Unrecorded. Original tan printed wrappers. Prints "Fielding," Lowell's address
delivered at the unveiling of a memorial bust of Henry Fielding at Taunton,
England, September 4, 1883; collected in Democracy and Other Addresses (1887).
SeeJRL MS 17.

JRL 226 Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, Trans-
mitted to Congress ... December 4, 1882. Washington, 1883.
BAL VI, p. 100, col. 2. Original red P cloth. Contains sixty-two letters from
Lowell (pp. 192-291).

JRL 227 The Lowell Birthday-Book. Boston, 1883.
BAL 13342. Original brown S cloth. Contains only reprinted material.
Inscribed by Lowell: "To the Countess ofWemyss & March, with the cordial
regard of the Reformed Pirate whose portrait faces the title-page. 24th Nov.,
1883."

JRL 228 Auf Wiederseh'n. Ballad ... Music by Sebastian B. Schlesinger.
Boston, 1883.
BAL 13343. Original self-wrapper. Reprinted from Under the Willows (1869).

JRL 229 Address Delivered Before the Birmingham and Midland Institute, at
Birmingham, on Monday, October 6th, 1884. [London, 1884]
BAL 13171. Private printing. Stitched, as issued.
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Lowell. Laid in is a letter from W.H. Buckley to "Bangs & Co., Auctioneers,"
January 28, 1901, stating, "I am glad that Mr. Arnold has announced that (in
catalogue) #316 is not annotated in Mr. Lowell's handwriting. I am familiar
with the writing of Mr. Thos. Hodson, the legation clerk who was there in Mr.
Lowell's day ... I should say without hesitation that the notes were written by
him ... at Mr. Lowell's dictation... Lowell's own copy is at Harvard.
The William Harris Arnold-Jacob Chester Chamberlain copy, with their
bookplates.

JRL 230 On Democracy: An Address Delivered in the Town Hall, Birmingham,
on the 6th of October, 1884. Birmingham [1884]
BAL I3171. Published edition, state A. Original self-wrapper.
Laid into this copy is an advertising card for this address, printed on stiff
coated wove card-stock paper from the same setting as the title-page (with
"Price Sixpence" present), 19.7 x 11.9 cm.
The William Harris Arnold copy, with his bookplate.

JRL 231 Transactions of the Wordsworth Society. [Edinburgh, 1884]
BAL 13173. Original quarter cloth, stiff printed wrappers. Contains the "Presi-
dent's Address" (pp. 12-24).
Inscribed by Lowell on the front wrapper: "With affectionate regards of
J.R.L."
Copy 2: inscribed in ink on end paper: "Palace, Lichfield."

JRL 232 Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, Trans-
mitted to Congress ... December 4, 1883. Washington, 1884.
BAL VI, p. Ioo, col. 2. Original red P cloth. Contains twenty-eight letters from
Lowell (pp. 408-479).

JRL 233 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1884. Boston, 1884.
Reprints "Letter from Boston, December 1846" (p. 576) from the Anti-Slavery
Standard (January 2, 1848), collected in the Riverside Edition of The Collected
Works (1890, vol. I).








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JRL 234 Emmanuel College Cambridge Commemoration of the Threehun-
dredth Anniversary of the Foundation MDCCCLXXXIV
[Cambridge, England, 1885]
BAL 13177. Original purple-brown S cloth. Contains Lowell's remarks (pp. 9-
io), apparently not reprinted.

JRL 235 Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incor-
poration of Concord, September 12, 1885. Concord [1885]
BAL 13178. Original pale green printed wrappers. Contains Lowell's remarks
(pp. 65-69), apparently not reprinted.
Inscribed in ink on front wrapper: "Hon. F. W. Lincoln with regards ofJ. S.
Keyes."

JRL 236 Proceedings at the Presentation of a Portrait of ohn Greenleaf Whittier
to Friends' School, Providence, R.L Tenth Month, 24th, 1884.
Cambridge, 1885.
BAL 13179. Original gray-green printed wrapper. Contains the first printing of
"ToJ. G. Whittier" (p. 82) and Lowell's letter sending the poem (p. 81), col-
lected in Heartsease and Rue (1888).

JRL 237 Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, Trans-
mitted to Congress... December 1, 1884. Washington, 1885.
BAL VI, p. Ioo, col. 2. Original sheep, labels. Contains ten letters from Lowell
(pp. 214-25).

JRL 238 Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, Trans-
mitted to Congress... December 8, 1885. Washington, 1886.
BAL VI, p. Ioo, col. 2. Original black CM cloth. Contains six letters from
Lowell (pp. 444-49).

JRL 239 Samuel Longfellow. Life of Heny Wadsworth Longfellow.
2 vols. Boston, 1886.
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numbered copies. Original boards, labels, uncut. Contains the poem Lowell
wrote for Longfellow's birthday in 1867, "To H.W.L." (pp. 433-34), reprint-
ed from Under the Willows (1869), with an added stanza beginning, "A gift of
symbol-flowers I meant to bring... "
Bookplate of Philip Greely Brown.

JRL 240 Proceedings at the Dedication of the New Library Building Chelsea,
Mass. December 22, 1885. Cambridge, 1886.
BAL 13184. Original quarter cloth, gray printed wrappers. Contains the first
printing of Lowell's "Address" (pp. 16-30), collected in Democracy and Other Ad-
dresses (1887).

JRL 241 The Poetical Works. Household Edition. Boston, 1886.
BAL 13359. Original green S cloth, t.e.g. Variant without Household Edition of the
Poets on binding. One of six volumes in uniform bindings, the others all
reprints.

JRL 242 The Quarter Millennial Anniversary, Harvard University, November
5, 6, 7, and 8, 1886. Undergraduate Parts, Orations, Poems, Ad-
dresses, Sermons, and After-Dinner Speeches. Cambridge, 1886.
Unrecorded. Five special issues of The Daily Crimson bound into gray printed
wrappers. The issue for Monday, November 8 (misdated the 9th) contains
Lowell's oration (pp. 2-3), apparently not reprinted.

JRL 243 Proceedings of the Dedication of the Fountain on Eaton Square, Ward
24, October 24, I885, In Memory of Theodore Lyman, Jr., Mayor of
Boston in 1834-35. Boston, 1886.
BAL VI, p. 96, col. 2. Original gray S cloth. Contains the first book printing of
a letter (p. 54) and reprints "The Fountain" (p. 26) from Poems (1849).

JRL 244 The Atlantic Monthly. February, 1887. Boston, 1887.
Contains the first printing of "Credidimus Jovem Regnare" (p. 246), collected
in Heartsease and Rue (1888).

JRL 245 The Atlantic Monthly. March, 1887. Boston 1887.
Contains the first printing of "Fact or Fancy?" (p. 289), collected in Heartsease
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JRL 246 Democracy and Other Addresses. Boston & New York, 1887.
BAL 13187. Second printing. Original green V cloth.

JRL 247 The Poetical Works... with Illustrations.
Boston & New York, 1887.
BAL I3368. Original tan S cloth, a.e.g.JRL 198 is tipped into this volume.

JRL 248 Frank M. Bristol. Richard the Third and the Primrose Criticism.
Chicago, 1887.
BAL 13188. Original gray BF cloth, t.e.g. Contains the first printing of any part
(a fourteen line extract) of Lowell's address on Richard III (p. 5), the entire ad-
dress collected in Latest Literay Essays and Addresses (1892).
A review copy, with a printed slip inserted before the title-page from the
publisher (McClurg) to Publisher's Weekly.

JRL 249 A Record of the Commemoration, November Fifth to Eighth, 1886, on
the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of Har-
vard College. Cambridge, 1887.
BAL 13192. Original maroon V cloth. Contains the first printing of Lowell's
speech (pp. 300-02), apparently never reprinted. Also contains his "Oration"
(pp. 194-236), reprinted from Democracy and Other Addresses (1887).
In ink on half-title: "G. W. Dillaway from Harvard College." George Wales
Dillaway received his A.B. in 1865.

JRL 250 The Atlantic Monthly.January, 1888. Boston, 1888.
Contains the first printing of "The Secret" (p. 95), collected in Heartsease and Rue
(1888).

JRL 251 The Atlantic Monthly. February, 1888. Boston, 1888.
Contains the first printing of "Endymion, A Mystical Comment on Titian's
Sacred and Profane Love" (p. 261), apparently not reprinted.

JRL 252 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1888. Boston, 1888.
Contains the first printing of "Turner's Old T6mbraire: Under a Figure Sym-
bolizing the Church" (p. 482), collected in Last Poems (1895).









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JRL 253 Heartsease and Rue. Boston & New York, 1888.
BAL 13194. First printing, first state. Original cloth-backed boards, gilt, t.e.g.
Inscribed by Lowell to the sister of his first wife: "To Lois L. Howe with the
Author's love. 25th Feb. 1888."
Copy 2: with second state leaf (pp. 63-64) from another copy laid in for com-
parison. In ink on flyleaf: "A. M. Goodwin 23rd Oct 1888, from H. & E."

JRL 254 Heartsease and Rue. Boston & New York, 1888.
BAL I3194. Fourth printing ("Sixth Thousand"). Original cloth-backed boards,
gilt, t.e.g.
Inscribed by Lowell in ink on endpaper: "To Sybella, Lady Lyttelton with
the author's love, 1888."

JRL 255 American Copyright League. What American Authors Think About
International Copyright. New York, 1888.
BAL 13195 and 218. Self-wrappers. Stitched, as issued. Contains Lowell's state-
ment before the Senate (pp. o10-1: not reprinted), a facsimile of the holograph
of his poem, "International Copyright" (p. 3), collected in the Cabinet Edition
of The Poetical Works (1890), and "An Open Letter to Readers of Books" (pp. 14-
15), signed by Lowell and others, and reprinted separately the same year (BAL
13196).

JRL 256 Political Essays. Boston, 1888.
BAL 13198. Binding variant B (no sequence). Original green S cloth, t.e.g.
In pencil on flyleaf: 'J. Prout, Xmas 1889, From Mary."

JRL 257 The Independent in Politics. An Address Delivered Before the Reform
Club of New York, April 13, 1888. New York, 1888.
BAL 13199. Trade format. Original blue-green printed wrappers. It is uncertain
whether this printing precedes the appearance in Political Essays published the
same year.
Copy 2: large paper edition. No. 107 of 300 copies printed. Original pale
green printed wrappers. Noted only by BAL bound with other pamphlets in the
Reform Club Series and with a general title page.
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JRL 258 Robert W. Furnas, ed. Arbor Day. Lincoln, Neb., 1888.
BAL 13201. Original white imitation leather, gilt, uncut. Contains a letter dated
March 25, 1888 (pp. 102-04).

JRL 259 Report of the Proceedings at the Dinner Given by the Society ofAuthors
to American Men and Women of Letters at the Criterion Restaurant,
on Wednesday, Juy 25, 1888. London, 1888.
BAL 13205. Original gray-green printed wrappers. Contains Lowell's speech
(pp. 18-25), collected in American Ideas for English Readers (1892) under the title
"At the Dinner to American Authors."

JRL 260 The Atlantic Monthly. August, 1889. Boston, 1889.
Contains the first printing of "How I Consulted the Oracle of the Goldfishes"
(p. 145), collected in Last Poems (1895).

JRL 261 Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton. The Complete Angler, or the
Contemplative Man's Recreation ... With an Introduction by James
Russell Lowell. 2 vols. Boston, 1889.
BAL 13208. First printing. No. 236 of 500 copies printed. Original green V
cloth, gilt, uncut. Contains "Introduction" (pp. xv-lxv), collected in Latest Liter-
ary Essays and Addresses (1892).
Inscribed by Lowell in orange crayon in volume I: "To C. P. Cranch with
the love ofJ. R. Lowell, 1890."

JRL 262 John Milton. Areopagitica. A Speech of Mr. John Milton for the
Liberty of Unlicensed Printing with an Introduction by James
Russell Lowell. New York, 1890.
BAL 13215. One of 325 copies printed. Original blue paper-covered boards,
label, uncut. Contains "Introduction" (pp. xi-lvii), collected in Latest Literary
Essays and Addresses (1892).

JRL 263 Address ... Before the Modem Language Association ofAmerica 1889
Extracted From the Publications of the Modem Language Association,
Vol. V, No. i. [Baltimore, 1890]
BAL 13217. Offprint. Original gray wrappers. Uncut and unopened.









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Lowell's own copy of the offprint format, with no marks by him, but ini-
tialled by his grandson on the front wrapper: "F.L.B." PDH: "This copy came
via Goodspeed's from Dr. Francis Lowell Burnett, Mr. Lowell's grandson, who
stated that it had come to him at the time Mr. Lowell's effects were distributed
at Elmwood in 1912."

JRL 264 Moder Language Association. Publications of the Moder Language
Association ofAmerica. January-March. Baltimore, 1890.
Cf. BAL 13217 (for offprint made up of leaves extracted from this volume).
Original gray printed wrappers. Contains "The Study of Modern Languages,"
which was issued separately the same year; collected in Latest Literary Essays and
Addresses (1892).
Lowell's own copy with his textual corrections on pp. 12 and 16. PDH: "This
... came from his granddaughter [Esther Lowell Cunningham] who has writ-
ten her name on [the] front cover."

JRL 265 The Atlantic Monthly. July, 1890. Boston, 1890.
Contains the first printing of "In a Volume of Sir Thomas Browne" (p. 63), col-
lected in Uncollected Poems (1950).

JRL 266 The Atlantic Monthly. September, 1890. Boston, 1890.
Contains the first printing of "Inscription for a Memorial Bust of Fielding" (p.
322), collected in Uncollected Poems (1950).

JRL 267 The Atlantic Monthly. December, 1890. Boston, 1890.
Contains the first printing of three poems "To P.G.S. Written ... in a Copy of
Among My Books," ". in a Copy of Fireside Travels," and ". in a Gift Copy of
Lowell's Poems," (p. 721), all collected in Uncollected Poems (1950) under the title
"Verses. The poems were addressed to Phoebe Garnaut Smalley, adopted
daughter of Wendell Phillips and wife of George W. Smalley, London corre-
spondent for the New York Tribune.

JRL 268 The Atlantic Monthly. December, 1891. Boston, 1891.
Contains the first complete printing of "Shakespeare's Richard III" (p. 816).
This was delivered as an address in Edinburgh in 1883, a brief extract was pub-








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lished in 1887 (JRL 248), and it was collected in Latest Literary Essays and Ad-
dresses (1892).

JRL 269 To the Memory of Col. Robert G. Shaw ... Music by F. Boott.
Boston, 1891.
BAL 13394. Proof copy. Extract from "R.G.S. Memoriae Positum," Under the
Willows (1869).
Stamped at top of first page: "Proof-Please correct and return to Oliver
Ditson Company [the publisher]." Pencil signature at top of this page: "Boott"
and pencil corrections to the notes and dynamics of the music throughout.

JRL 270 The Vision of Sir Launfal. With Designs by E. H. Garrett.
Cambridge, 1891.
Unrecorded. [1]9 ([I], inserted title-page) [2-4]8 [5]4. 19.8 cm. Original vege-
table vellum, t.e.g., uncut. Colophon on verso of title: "One hundred copies
printed on Japanese paper. No. Frontispiece and eight photogravure
plates inserted.
Lowell's own copy. In the space for the number in the colophon is written in
red ink, "Author's Copy." The flyleaf is inscribed by Lowell's granddaughter:
"Esther Lowell Cunningham, Elmwood 1912,J.R.L."

JRL 271 The Presentation of the Portraits of General William Whipple, Signer
of the Declaration of Independence, and of David Glasgow Farragut,
Admiral United States Navy. November 21, i89r.
Portsmouth, 1891.
Unrecorded. Pp. [1-5] 6-35- [i-3]4 [4-6]2. 23.8 cm. Original red-brown
printed wrappers. Contains a letter from Lowell (p. 25) and an article about
him (pp. 33-35).

JRL 272 Latest Literary Essays and Addresses. Cambridge, 1891.
BAL 13223. Large paper edition. No. 121 of 300 copies printed. Original cloth-
backed boards, uncut.

JRL 273 Latest Literary Essays and Addresses. Boston & New York, 1892.
BAL 13223. Trade format. First printing. Binding A. Original maroon S cloth.
In pencil on title-page: "John S. Baldwin."









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JRL 274 American Ideas for English Readers. Boston [1892]
BAL 13224. Original lavender S cloth.

JRL 275 The Old English Dramatists. Boston & New York, 1892.
BAL 13225. Trade format. Binding A. Original maroon S cloth.

JRL 276 Francis H. Underwood. The Poet and the Man. Recollections and
Appreciations of ames Russell Lowell. Boston, 1893.
BAL VI, p. 103, col. 2. Original gray V cloth boards, white V cloth backstrip,
t.e.g.
Underwood was the driving force behind the founding of The Atlantic Monthly.

JRL 277 Charles Eliot Norton, ed. Letters ofJames Russell Lowell.
2 vols. New York, 1894.
BAL 13228. Original dark blue rough linen, t.e.g., uncut.
The first collected edition of his letters.

JRL 278 Last Poems. Boston & New York, 1895.
BAL 13230. Original tan buckram, t.e.g. Edited by Charles Eliot Norton.
Laid in is a letter to Norton from E. L. Stanley discussing Lowell's death.
Note on flyleaf in an unknown hand: "this binding is scarcer than the green."
Beginning immediately after the Civil War when cloth supplies became sta-
ble, American publishers began offering books in several colors of cloth to
allow for attention-grabbing window displays. The three customary colors of
Lowell's publisher were maroon, green, and terra cotta (tan), the favorite Vic-
torian decorating colors. The fashion peaked in the 187os and subsided in the
i88os. By the 189os colorful publishers' posters were in popular use for window
advertising, and Victorian decorating tastes had changed; this book is one of
the last American books published in the three customary colors.

JRL 279 Unclaimed Estates in England. Re Swindle of Americans Through
Imaginary Fortunes in Great Britain. [London, 1895]
Unrecorded. [-]8: [i] 2-16. Self-wrappers. Stapled, as issued. Contains the cor-
respondence of Lowell and his State Department assistants on the subject, be-
ginning with Lowell's letter to the Secretary of State, Nov. 15, 1884, and ending








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with T. F. Bayard's letter of Dec. 4, 1894. Lowell's letter is reprinted from Papers
Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States (1885, pp. 224-25; seeJRL 237).

JRL 280 The Power of Sound A Rhymed Lecture. New York, 1896.
BAL 13232. Privately printed. No. 12 of 25 copies printed on Japanese paper
(the edition was 75 copies). Original moire mauve S cloth and marbled boards.

JRL 281 Lectures on English Poets. Cleveland, 1897.
BAL 13235. No. 86 of 224 copies printed for the Rowfant Club. Original tan
crushed levant by the Rowfant Bindery, t.e.g., uncut. One of 25 copies so
bound, and unrecorded by BAL.
Two bookplates of Willis Vickery, a prominent Cleveland book collector
whose own papers on book-collecting were also published by the Rowfant
Club.

JRL 282 Impressions of Spain. Boston & New York, 1899.
BAL 13238. First printing, binding A. Original quarter vegetable vellum and
tan paper boards, t.e.g. Compiled by Joseph B. Gilder.

JRL 283 Horace Elisha Scudder. James Russell Lowell, a Biography.
2 vols. Boston, 1901.
BAL VI, p. 104, col. i. Large paper edition. One of 350 copies printed. Original
quarter cloth, boards, labels, uncut.
The publisher's copy, marked in the colophon in place of a number: "X-
Publisher's Copy." Bookplate of George H. Mifflin.

JRL 284 Early Prose Writings. London & New York [1902]
BAL 13243. Binding A. Original quarter white linen, boards, label. Preface by
Edward Everett Hale and introduction by Walter Littlefield.
Front cover stamped "Review Copy." BAL records another such copy at
Harvard.

JRL 285 The Anti-Slavery Papers of James Russell Lowell.
2 vols. Boston & New York, 1902.
BAL 13244. No. 48 of 5oo copies printed. Original gray boards, labels, uncut in
original dust jackets, in original box with label.








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JRL 286 Democracy. An Address Delivered in the Town Hall, Birmingham.
[Cambridge, 1902]
BAL 13452. No. 497 of 500 copies printed. Original quarter cloth, boards.
Inscribed by Maine authoress Sarah OrneJewett on the flyleaf: "Sarah Hol-
land from Sarah O.Jewett, September 3rd 1902."

JRL 287 Memorials of Two Friends James Russell Lowell George
William Curtis... New York, 1902.
BAL 13453. Privately printed. Fifty copies printed. Original gray printed
boards. Contains "An Epistle to George William Curtis" (pp. 55-67), reprinted
from Heartsease and Rue (1888).
Harvard bookplate, with release stamp.

JRL 288 Ferris Greenslet. James Russell Lowell.
Boston & New York, 1905.
BAL VI, p. 104, col. I. One of 160 copies printed. Original red V cloth, label,
uncut.
Bookplate of O. St.J. Alexander.

JRL 289 George Willis Cooke. A Bibliography ofJames Russell Lowell.
Boston & New York, 1906.
BAL VI, p. 104, col. i. No. 53 of 530 copies printed. Original maroon V cloth,
label, uncut.
The first bibliography of Lowell's writings and still useful if used with cau-
tion.

JRL 290 Four Poems The Ballad of the Stranger King Retro The Royal
Pedigree and A Dream I Had (Now First Collected).
Hingham, Mass., 1906.
BAL 13246. Privately printed. No. 24 of 50 copies printed. Original quarter
white linen, boards, uncut. "The Ballad of the Stranger" is reprinted from The
Token (1842); the others reprinted from The National Anti-Slavery Standard. All
were collected in Uncollected Poems (1950).

JRL 291 Luther S. Livingston. A Bibliography of the First Editions in Book
Form of the Writings ofJames Russell Lowell. New York, 1914.
BAL VI, p. 104, col. 2. No. 10 of 550 copies printed. Original boards, label, un-








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cut. Based upon the collection formed by Jacob Chester Chamberlain.
From the library of early Boston bookseller and bibliographer P. K. Foley,
with his extensive marginal notes and interleavings. Inserted is a letter from
Chamberlain's widow to Foley thanking him for an article he wrote about her
husband in The Boston Transcript.

JRL 292 James Fisk, Jr. An Epitaph. Boston [1918]
BAL 13249. One of 50 copies printed. 8 pp., folded as issued. Contains a sonnet
first printed in The Nation for October I, 1874. Although Lowell intended to in-
clude it in Heartsease and Rue, it has never been collected.

JRL 293 New Letters ofJames Russell Lowell.
New York & London, 1932.
BAL 13251. Original blue V cloth, dust jacket. Edited by Mark Anthony De-
Wolfe Howe.

JRL 294 Maria Lowell. The Poems ofMaria Lowell. Providence, 1936.
Not in BAL, who records only the first edition of 1855. Original cloth. Edited
by HopeJillson Vernon. Contains previously unpublished letters and poems by
J. R. Lowell.

JRL 295 Norbert Halliwell. Catalogue No. 15. New York [1945]
Unrecorded. Original printed wrappers. Contains the apparent first printing of
"To a Friend Who Gave Me a Group of Seeds & Grapes After a Drawing of
Durer" (item 17), apparently never reprinted, a sonnet beginning "True as the
Sun's own work, but more refined... "
Halliwell offered the manuscript for sale ($42.50), included a facsimile in the
catalogue, and printed the text on the inside front cover.

JRL 296 Uncollected Poems. Philadelphia, 1950.
BAL 13253. Original maroon cloth. Edited by Thelma M. Smith.
First collected edition for 135 poems. In 1923 Killis Campbell (PMLA 38:4)
identified at least 181 uncollected poems (out of 44 poems that had been pub-
lished). About ten percent of Lowell's poetry remains uncollected, most of it im-
mature college work or brief inconsequential writings.
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INDICES



PROVENANCES


Autograph initials, signatures, and notes of ownership are transcribed here as
they are written, although they may be identified and expanded in the biblio-
graphical notes.


Aldrich, T. B., JRL ANA 19
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, JRL MS 21, JRL
ANA 12
Alexander, O. St.J., JRL 288
Appleton, Mary, JRL 23
Arnold, William Harris, JRL 229, 230
Aspinwall, Will., JRL 5
Atkinson, Sarah C., JRL 149
Atkinson, William Parsons, JRL 149
Aunt Sarah, JRL 31

B., F. L., JRL 263
Bagley, Florence, JRL 6
Baldwin, John S., JRL 273
Bemis, Frank Brewer, JRL 31, JRL ANA 16
Bemis, G., JRL 46
Bierstadt, Edward Hale, JRL 41
Bigelow, Mr., JRL I84
Biglow, Hosea, JRL MS 12
Bishop, Geo. R., JRL 257
Boott, JRL 269
Bowen, Fra[nce]s, JRL 41
Brown, F.J., JRL 138
Brown, Philip Greely, JRL 239


Burnett, JRL 219
Burnett, Francis Lowell, Dr., JRL 171,
263, JRL ANA II, 12, 15
Burnett, Mabel Lowell, JRL 172

C., C. P., JRL 202
Capron, W. C., JRL 28
Carter, Anna Gray, JRL 47
Carter, Robt., JRL 47
Chamberlain,Jacob Chester, JRL 31, 183,
229
Chamberlain, Jacob Chester, Mrs., JRL
291
Channing, William Ellery, JRL 6
Chrysler, Walter, JRL 17
Cobus, Uncle, JRL MS 19
Compton, Alwyn, Lady, JRL 220
Conway, M. D., JRL 69
Coolidge, F., jr., JRL 12
Cranch, C. P., JRL 202, 261
Crowninshield, B. William, JRL 34
Cudworth, W. H., JRL 7
Cunningham, Esther Lowell, JRL 264,
270, JRL ANA 4, 6, 8, 14, 19, 20









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Cunningham, Stanley, Mrs., JRL ANA 10
Curtis, G. W., JRL 159, 177
Curtis,J. Burrill, JRL 31
Cushman, Barker, JRL 33

Damon, Mrs., JRL 200
Dillaway, G. W., JRL 249
Donald, E. W., JRL 61

E., JRL 253
E., R. W., JRL ANA 13
Eldridge, Emelyn, JRL ANA 3
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, JRL ANA 8, 13
Essex Institute, JRL 191

F., G. W., JRL 3
Fessenden, George B., JRL 185
Foley, P. K., JRL 183, 29I
Foote, Laura D., JRL 2IO
Fox, Chas Hy, JRL 93
French, F. O., JRL 31, 70
Furnivall, F.J., JRL I30

Gardner, Geo., Mrs., JRL 183
Goodspeed, George T., JRL 31, 34, 171,
263
Goodwin, A. M., JRL 253
Griswold Auction, JRL 121
Gruener, Prof., JRL ANA 22

H., JRL 253
H., C. R., JRL 43
H., E. R., JRL MS 12
H.,J., JRL 87
H., O. W., JRL ANA 16
H. & E., JRL 253
Harvard College, JRL I29, 287, JRL ANA 2
Heath, John Frank, JRL ANA 3
Hoag, Susan, JRL 28
Hoar, E. Rockwood, Judge, JRL 172, JRL
MS 12
Holland, Sarah, JRL 286
Holmes, John, JRL 87, 152


Holmes, O. W., JRL ANA II
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, JRL ANA 16, 20, 21
Howe, L. L., JRL 182
Howe, Lois L., JRL 176, 182, 253
Howe, Sam, JRL MS 9
Howells, W. D., JRL ANA 18
Hunt, Leigh, JRL ANA 7
Hutchinson, Fred, JRL 37

Jackson, William A., JRL ANA 2
Jewett, Sarah O., JRL 286
Johnson, W. O., Mrs., JRL 134, 136
Judith, JRL 25

Kendall, Judith L., JRL 43
Keyes,J. S., JRL 235

L., H. W., JRL ANA IO
L.,J., JRL 87
L.,J. R., JRL 31, 44, 50, 70, 152, 159, 202,
231, 270, JRL MS 9, JRL ANA 3, 5, 12, 19
Lane, Elizabeth W., JRL 22
Lane, R. H., JRL 22
Library Company of Philadelphia, JRL 223
Lincoln, F. W., Hon., JRL 235
Little, James L.,Jr., JRL 153
Longfellow, Henry W., JRL 184, JRL ANA 17
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, JRL 23,
40, 129, JRL ANA IO, 14, 15
Loud, Mary O., JRL 35
Lovering, Mr., JRL MS 13
Lowell, J. R., JRL 69, 205, 221, 261, JRL
ANA 3, 4, 7, 9, II, 18, 19
Lowell, J. R., Esq., JRL 90
Lowell, James Russell, JRL 70, 171, 176,
177, 184[?], 270, JRL ANA I, 2, 4, 8, IO,
13, 14, 16, 20
Lowell, Mr., JRL ANA 12
Ludington, C. H., JRL 158
Lyttleton, Sybella, Lady, JRL 254

Mabel, JRL ANA 5
Mackintosh, Mary, JRL 23










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Maier, Frank, JRL 38
Margaret, JRL 24, 51
Maria, JRL ANA 5
Mary, JRL 256
M'Farland, Sophia S., JRL 20
Mifflin, George H., JRL 283
Miller, DeWitt, JRL 134, 136
Mulluron[?], Helen, JRL 201
Murphy, Alice, JRL 198

Newhall, Joshua L., JRL I
Newhall, T. B., JRL I
Norton, Charles Eliot, JRL 278

Odell, A.J., JRL 68

Page, Calvin Gates, Dr., JRL 224
Page, William, JRL ANA 3
Parkman, C. H., JRL 30
Parsons, Bessie, JRL 135
Parsons, Emma A., JRL 135
Peterson, CharlesJ., JRL 31
Pierce, Anne L., JRL 40
Pierce, G. A., JRL 40
Pierce, Georgiana, JRL 40
Prout,J., JRL 256
Purvis, Harriet, JRL 32

Quincy, Eliza S., JRL 16

Reformed Pirate, JRL 227
Rider, Sidney S., JRL 216

Sarah, JRL 30
Shaw, F. G., JRL 44
Shaw, Sarah B., JRL 149
Smith, Daniel B., JRL 27
Smith, J. W., JRL 28
Smith, Thelma M., JRL 296
Somerby, E. P., JRL 9


Stanley, E. L., JRL 278
Stevens, B. F.,JRL 221
Stone, H. O., Dr., JRL 50
Storey, William W., JRL ANA 3

Thaxter, L. L., JRL 50
Thompson, Launt, JRL 158
Townsend, MaryJ., JRL 20
Trubner, Mr., JRL I30

Uncle Warren, JRL 25

Vickery, Willis, JRL 281

W., C. W., JRL 198
Wakeman, Stephen H., JRL 19, 31, 135,
148, i8i
Warren, Uncle, JRL 25
Water Commissioners, JRL 46
Wemyss & March, Countess of, JRL 227
Weston, Caroline, JRL II
Weston, M., JRL 39
Wheeler, H. N., JRL 204
Whipple, E. P., JRL I8i
White, Annie Maria, JRL ANA 3
White, Lois L., JRL ANA 5
White, Maria, JRL ANA 6
White, William O., JRL ANA 3
Wilbur, Homer, JRL 47
Willard, C. W., JRL 177
Williams, Chas. B., JRL 121
Williamson, G. M., JRL 69
Wilson, C. A., JRL 20
Wilson, Carroll Atwood, JRL 3, 121, 137,
1'5
Winlock, Isabella L., JRL 198
Winthrop, Mr., JRL 183
Wm., JRL 30
Wright, W. K., JRL 28










JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL


AUTHORS AND TITLES


"Abraham Lincoln," JRL 146
An Abridgment of L. Murray's English Gram-
mar, JRL ANA I
"Address" [1877], JRL 209
"Address" [1885], JRL 240
Address ... Before the Modem Language Associ-
ation, JRL 263
Address Delivered Before the Birmingham and
Midland Institute, JRL 229
Addresses Delivered at the Lowell Commemora-
tion, JRL ANA 22
Aesthetic Papers, JRL ANA 9
"Agassiz," JRL 190
"Aladdin," JRL 56
Alden, John B., JRL 225
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, JRL MS 21, JRL
ANA 12, 19
Alone! Alone!'JRL 154
American Anti-Slavery Almanac, JRL 38
American Copyright League, JRL 255
American Ideas for English Readers, JRL 274
"The American Tract Society," JRL 83
Among My Books, JRL 182
Among My Books. Second Series, JRL 201, 202
Annual Report of the Dante Society, JRL 224
Anti-Slavery Festival in Faneuil Hall, JRL 73
The Anti-Slavery Papers, JRL 285
"Appledore," JRL 60, JRL MS 6
Appleton, Thomas G. [letter to],JRL MS 18
Arbor Day, JRL 258
"Are Ye Truly Free?" JRL 25
Areopagitica, JRL 262
The Ark, JRL 191
"At the Burns Centennial," JRL 92
"At the Dinner to American Authors,"
JRL 259
The Atlantic Almanac, JRL 173, 175
The Atlantic Monthly, JRL 76-86, 94-120,
123-128, 140-145, 155-157, I60, 162,
164, 165, 167-169, 174, 178-180, 190,


192-195, 197, 203, 206, 207, 233, 244,
245, 250-252, 260,265-268
"Auf Wiedersehen," JRL 65
Auf Wiederseh'n, JRL 228
"Auspex," JRL 216
Autograph Leaves of Our Country's Authors, JRL
148

"Ballad of the Stranger," JRL 12, 290
Bartlett, John, JRL 71
Batchelder, Samuel, Jr., JRL 88
"Beatrice," 82
"Beatrice Cenci," JRL 79
"Before the Embers," JRL 132
"Beranger," JRL 78
A Bibliography of James Russell Lowell, JRL
289
A Bibliography of James Russell Lowell,
JRL 291
The Biglow Papers, JRL 38, 47, 93, 172
The Biglow Papers. Newly Edited, JRL 90
The Biglow Papers. Second Series, JRL 171, 172
The Biglow Papers ... Second Series ... Autho-
rized Edition, JRL 151
The Biglow Papers, Second Series, Authorized
People's Edition, JRL 161
The Biglow Papers... Second Series. Part I. ..
Authorized Edition, JRL 130, 131
The Biglow Papers Second Series. Part II
... Authorized Edition, 133
The Biglow Papers ... Second Series. Part III
... Authorized Edition, 137
Bird, H., JRL 34
Bird, J., JRL 34
"Birdofredum Sawin Esq. to Mr. Hosea
Biglow," JRL 123, 125
"Birthday Verses," JRL 206
"Bittersweet," JRL 96
"The Black Preacher," JRL 143
Bliss, Alexander, JRL 148










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The Boatswain's Whistle, JRL 153
Boott, F., JRL 269
Boston Bums Club, JRL 92
Boston Miscellany, JRL 9
"The Brakes," JRL 216
"The Branded Hand," JRL 32
Bristol, Frank M., JRL 248
Brother Jonathan, JRL 15
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, JRL ANA 6
The Bryant Festival at "The Century, "JRL 158
"Built of all greatness ," JRL MS 4 in
JRL ANA 6
"Burial of Theobald," JRL 49

Cambridge in the "Centennial, "JRL 196
"Cambridge Thirty Years Ago," JRL 63,
64, JRL MS 8
"Cambridge Worthies," JRL 121
"The Captive," JRL 35
Carter, Robert, JRL 17
Catalogue No. 15, JRL 295
Catalogue of... Harvard University ...
1836-7, JRL I
"The Cathedral," JRL 179
The Cathedral, JRL 181
Celebration of... Cochituate Lake, JRL 46
Celebration of the Hundredth Anniversary of the
Birth of Robert Burns, JRL 92
Celebration of the Incorporation of Concord
... 1885, JRL 235
"The Changeling," JRL 71
Child, Francis James, JRL 136
Child's Friend, JRL 18
"Chippewa Legend," JRL 20
Choice Literature, JRL 225
City of Boston. Water Commission, JRL
46
Clark, George W., JRL 25, 28
Clarke, Nicholas Arthur, JRL 2
Class Poem, JRL 5
A Collection of Familiar Qrotations, JRL 71
The Complete Angler, JRL 261


The Complete Poetical Works [Wordsworth],
JRL ANA 5
"A Conference. 'Ancient Epics,'" JRL 2
"Contrast," JRL 33
Conversations on Some of the Old Poets, JRL 31
Cooke, George Willis, JRL 289
Cotton, Charles, JRL 261
"The Courtin'," JRL 148, JRL MS 12
The Courtin'. Illustrated by Winslow Homer,
JRL 189
The Crayon, JRL MS 6
"CredidimusJovem Regnare," JRL 244

The Daily Crimson, JRL 242
"The Dancing Bear," JRL 197
"Dandelion," JRL 54
"Dante," JRL 224
Dante Alighieri, JRL ANA IO
The Dante Society of Cambridge, Massachusetts,
proposes. ., JRL ANA 17
"Dara," JRL 163
"Day in June," JRL 54
"The Dead House," JRL 85
Death of President Garfield, JRL 220, 221, JRL
MS I6
Democracy. An Address, JRL 286
Democracy and Other Addresses, JRL 246
Democratic Review, JRL 13, 14, 21
The Dial .. July, 1840-April, 1844, JRL 6
The Divine Comedy, JRL ANA 10
Donne, John, JRL 70
"Dramatic Works of John Webster," JRL
82

"E Pluribus Unum," JRL 114
Early Prose Writings, JRL 284
"The Election in November," JRL IIO
"Elegy on ... Channing," JRL 16
Elmwood. In Memory of James Russell Lowell,
JRL MS 21
"An Ember Picture," JRL 169
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, JRL ANA 8, 13
Emmanuel College Cambridge, JRL 234









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"Endymion," JRL 251
"L'Envoi to the Muse," JRL 103
"An Epigram on Certain Conservatives,"
JRL 81
"An Epistle to George William Curtis,"
JRL 287
Essay Concerning Human Understanding, JRL 4
The Estray, JRL 40
"An Extract," JRL 42
"Extreme Unction," JRL 39
"The Eye's Treasury," JRL 200

A Fablefor Critics, JRL 41
"Fact or Fancy?" JRL 245
"Falconer," JRL 36
"A Familiar Epistle," JRL 168
"The Fatal Curiosity," JRL 122
Favorite Authors, JRL 121
"Festina Lente," JRL 126
"Fielding," JRL 225, JRL MS 17
Fields, Annie [letter to], JRL MS 15
Fields, James T., JRL 121, 163
Fields, James T. [letter to], JRL MS io in
JRL 90
"The Firefly," JRL 208
Fireside Travels, JRL 152
"First Snow-Fall," JRL 53
"Fitz-Adam's Story," JRL 167
"The Flying Dutchman," JRL 178
Follen, Eliza L., JRL 18
"The Foot-Path," JRL 174
"The Fountain," JRL 243
The Fountain, JRL 66
"Fountain of Youth," JRL 55
Four Poems, JRL 290
"Fresh Hearts That Failed Three Thou-
sand Years Ago," JRL Io6
"Friends of Freedom!" JRL 72
Fuhl, Edwin, JRL ANA 22
Furnas, Robert W., JRL 258


Garden Walks with the Poets, JRL 54


"The gentlest soul that ever smiled .. ,"
JRL MS I in JRL ANA 3
"Ghost-Seer," JRL 27
The Gft, JRL 19
Gifts ofGenius, JRL 91
Gilder, Joseph B., JRL 282
Gill, William, JRL 200
"Gloria Mundi," JRL 200
"Godminster Chimes," JRL 88
"Gold Egg," JRL 157
Golden Songs of Great Poets, JRL 208
Good Company, JRL 163
"Goodasgold, Miss" [letter to], JRL MS 19
Graham's Magazine, JRL MS 6
Grand Opera... II Pesceballo, JRL 138
"Great Truths," JRL II
Greenslet, Ferris, JRL 288
Griswold, Rufus Wilmot, JRL 51
The Guardian Angel, JRL ANA II

Hale, Edward Everett, JRL 3, 284
Hale, Nathan, Jr., JRL 3, 9
Halliwell, Norbert, JRL 295
The Hanging of the Crane, JRL ANA 14
Hanson, J. Wesley, JRL 37
"Happiness," JRL 80
"Happy Martyrdom," JRL 30
Harvard College, JRL 89
Harvard Magazine, JRL 74
Harvard University, JRL I, 2, 4
Harvardiana, JRL 3
Heartsease and Rue, JRL 253, 254
"Heritage," JRL i8
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, JRL 60
Hilliard, George S., JRL 12
His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Alexis,
JRL 187
"Hob Gobling's Song," JRL 166
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, JRL 173, JRL ANA
II, 16, 20, 21
Horace, JRL ANA 4
Hotten,John Camden, JRL 93










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"How I Consulted the Oracle of the
Goldfishes," JRL 260
Howe, M. A. DeWolfe, JRL 293
Howells, William Dean, JRL ANA 18
Hughes, Thomas, JRL 90, 219
"I go to the ridge in the forest .. ," JRL
MS 14 in JRL 177
"If Ye Have Not the One Great Lesson
Learned," JRL II
Impressions of Spain, JRL 282
"In a Volume of Sir Thomas Browne,"
JRL 265
"In the Half-Way House," JRL I40, JRL MS
II
"Incident in a Rail-Road Car," JRL 10
"An Incident of the Fire at Hamburg,"
JRL 88
The Independent in Politics, JRL 257
"In-doors and Out," JRL 67
"Inscription for a Memorial Bust of Field-
ing," JRL 266
"International Copyright," JRL 255
"Introduction" [Areopagitica], JRL 262
"Introduction" [The Complete Angler], JRL
261
The Iron Gate, JRL ANA 16
"Italy, 1859," JRL II01
"I've sworn on the Evangelists ," JRL
MS 13

James Fisk, Jr. An Epitaph, JRL 292
James Russell Lowell [1901], JRL 283
James Russell Lowell [1905], JRL 288
James Russell Lowell. i8ig-i89g, JRL ANA 21
'Jeffries Wyman," JRL 188
Jefries Wyman, JRL 188
Jonathan to John Music Composed by F
Boott, JRL 139
Joseph Winlock, JRL 198
"July Reviewed by September," JRL 109
"June Day," JRL 71
"AJune Day," JRL 173


Keats, John, JRL 61
Kennedy, John Pendleton, JRL I48
King, Rufus, JRL 3
Kirkland, Caroline M., JRL 54
Knickerbocker Gallery, JRL 68

Ladies' Casket, JRL 37
Last Poems, JRL 278
Latest Literary Essays and Addresses, JRL 272,
273
"Latest View of Mr. Biglow," JRL I41
Lathrop, George Parsons, JRL 216
Laurel Leaves, JRL 200
Lectures on English Poets, JRL 281
"The Lesson," JRL 208
"Letter from Boston, December 1846,"
JRL 233
Letters ofJames Russell Lowell, JRL 277
Liberty Bell, JRL II, 16, 20, 30, 36, 39, 42,
49, 52
Liberty Chimes, JRL 33
Liberty Minstrel, JRL 25, 28
"Library of Old Authors," JRL 80, 8i
Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, JRL 239
"Life of Keats," JRL 61
Lines ... Fugitive Slaves, JRL 32
"Lines Written at the Anti-Slavery Con-
vention," JRL 26
Lippitt, G. W., JRL 3
Littlefield, Walter, JRL 284
Livingston, Luther S., JRL 291
Locke,John, JRL 4
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, JRL 40,
184, JRL ANA IO, 14, 15, 17
Longfellow, Samuel, JRL 60, 239
Lowell, Maria White, JRL 36, 39, 69, 294
The Lowell Birthday-Book, JRL 227
Lyrics ofLoyalty, JRL 150

Mackintosh, James, JRL 4
"The Maple," JRL 76
Marvell, Andrew, JRL 75
"Mason and Slidell," JRL 124




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